Dish’s Sling TV strikes content deal with Univision

The streaming service will carry shows from Spanish-language networks like UniMas, Univision Deportes Network and Galavision.
February 3, 2015

Sling TV, Dish Network’s soon-to-be-launched OTT television service, has secured the multi-streaming rights for live and VOD content from Univision’s entertainment, news and sports portfolio as it reaches out to the Hispanic market.

The agreement encompasses the Univision Network – which includes programs like the variety show Nuestra Belleza Latina (pictured), UniMas, Univision Deportes Network, Galavision, El Rey Network, Bandamax, De Película, De Película Clásico, Telehit, TlNovelas, ForoTV and Univision and UniMas broadcast stations across the U.S.

“Hispanics are the demographic most engaged with mobile devices, making Univision a natural match for Sling TV,” said Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch in a statement.

Sling TV has already struck agreements with the Walt Disney Company, A+E Network and Scripps Networks Interactive, and expects to launch before the spring at a cost of $20 per month.

What’s notable about Sling TV is the service’s core package of a dozen Nielsen-rated networks requires no contract or hardware installation, with supported devices expected to include tablets, computers, smartphones and game consoles.

Exclusive and unique online video content will also be provided by Maker Studios.

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