Sling TV Adds Latino Programming1 May, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Sling TV May 1 announced it is adding two Latino-themed program supplements to its $20 monthly over-the-top video service. “Deportes Extra” connects soccer enthusiasts and sports fans with games and related programming, while the “Películas & Novelas Extra” pack offers Spanish-language movies and telenovelas. The add-ons are available for $5 each month.
Sling, which is owned by Dish Network, said the additions make it the first Internet TV provider with a customizable offering that incorporates live Spanish and English programming. Prior to add-ons, Sling offered only Galavisión.
Specifically, Deportes Extra includes Azteca, beIN Sports en Español, beIN Sports HD (English), Univision, Univision Deportes and UniMás.
Películas & Novelas Extra features Az Corazón, Cinelatino, De Película, De Película Clásico, Pasiones, Univision telenovelas, Univision and UniMás.
“Bilingual millennials have asked for variety in content, language and mobility, and our offering of the most popular Latino genres makes it easy to customize a flexible, affordable solution,” Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch said in a statement. “Over time, we expect to expand our Latino offering with more sports, shows and movies that viewers want to see in the language they prefer.”
The basic Sling TV package includes ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, A&E, TNT, HISTORY, H2, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, IFC, El Rey, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Lifetime and Galavisión.
Sling also offers HBO Now for an additional $15 monthly fee.