Sling TV Adds International Programming3 Apr, 2015 By: Stephanie Prange
Sling TV, the over-the-top service owned by Dish Network, April 3 added international programming, renaming and updating DishWorld as Sling International. The change marries the largest provider of streamed international channels in the United States with Sling TV, which April 1 also announced the addition of HBO to its lineup.
Sling International offers nearly 200 channels of programming in 18 languages, with monthly subscriptions starting at $15.
“Sling TV grew from the foundation established by DishWorld, enabling us to test, grow and improve our OTT capabilities through a service that streams tens of millions of hours of content every month,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “Incorporating DishWorld into the Sling TV portfolio makes it even easier for viewers to get the best of both domestic programming and the shows and sports they love from overseas.”
Customers can watch Sling TV and Sling International content together in the same app on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, current-generation Roku players and Roku TV models, Android and iOS devices, Xbox One, and Mac and PC. DishWorld customers who use Samsung Smart TVs will continue using the DishWorld app; support of Sling International will become available on select Samsung Smart TVs in the coming weeks.
Current DishWorld customers will be prompted at login to upgrade to the new Sling International app. Once complete, customers will experience the Sling TV user interface. New Sling International customers who sign up at www.sling.com/international can get a free one-month trial. Existing customers of Sling TV or Sling International who wish to add domestic content or additional language groups can sign in to their account on www.sling.com/account and make their selections under “change subscription.” Sling International customers who subscribe to “Family View” will continue to enjoy viewing their international content on up to three devices simultaneously.
Sling International provides programming in Arabic, Bangla, Brazilian, Cantonese, Filipino, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Mandarin, Punjabi, Taiwanese, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Vietnamese, Bengali, Kannada and Marathi.