Posted Mon Feb 2, 2015 at 02:00 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The online TV service is expanding its portfolio with Spanish-language programming.
Sling TV has announced the addition of Univision entertainment, news and sports to its over-the-top TV platform. The new live and on-demand content joins a growing collection of channels that already includes ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, ABC Family and CNN.
"We are delighted to add Univision's wide-ranging programming to our growing Sling TV lineup," said Roger Lynch, Sling TV CEO. "Hispanics are the demographic most engaged with mobile devices, making Univision a natural match for Sling TV. At CES I committed to expanding our programming portfolio. Additional details about the availability of Univision’s award-winning content on Sling TV will be announced in the coming weeks."
The deal covers OTT multi-stream rights for both live and on-demand content. Channels included in the agreement are Univision Network, UniMás, UDN (Univision Deportes Network), Galavisión, El Rey Network, Bandamax, De Película, De Película Clásico, Telehit, tlnovelas, FOROtv, and Univision and UniMás broadcast stations nationwide.
"At UCI our number one goal is creating access for our audience – an audience that is young, digitally-savvy and passionate about our content," said Tonia O’Connor, president, content distribution and corporate business development. "Sling TV's next generation TV service aligns with our strategy to deliver the best experiences to our diverse audience, while also partnering with a distributor that has for decades been hyper focused on the Hispanic consumer."
Sling TV is currently available through invitation only and is expected to fully launch during the first quarter of 2015. Pricing starts out at $20 per month.
Source: Business Wire
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