Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has signed a deal with Univision to put the Spanish-language programmer's channels onto the new Sling Television OTT service.
The agreement gives Sling subscribers access to the flagship Univision Network, as well as channels including UniMás, UDN (Univision Deportes Network), Galavisión, El Rey Network, Bandamax, De Película, De Película Clásico, Telehit, tlNovelas, FOROtv as well as Univision and UniMás broadcast stations nationwide.
It's unclear as to how Dish's new Sling Television division will handle pricing of the new program offering. Sling TV's base package includes 12 cable networks, led by ESPN and TNT, for $20 a month. Additional channel packages are sold in $5 increments. The service is currently under trial by select customers and is expected to be launched widely later on in February.
Univision channels are already available on Yaveo, the $7.99-a-month SVOD service offered by DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV).
"We are delighted to add Univision's wide-ranging programming to our growing Sling TV lineup," said Roger Lynch, Sling TV CEO, in a statement. "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."
- read this Sling TV press release
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