DISH’s Sling TV Picks Up Univision Content


ENGLEWOOD/NEW YORK: OTT service Sling TV has secured the programming and multi-stream rights for live and VOD content from Univision Communications’ portfolio of channels.

The agreement grants Sling TV, a subsidiary of DISH Network, access to entertainment, news and sports titles from the flagship Univision Network, 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.

“We are delighted to add Univision’s wide-ranging programming to our growing Sling TV lineup,” said Roger Lynch, Sling TV’s 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.”

Added Tonia O’Connor, the president of content distribution and corporate business development for Univision Communications: “At UCI our number one goal is creating access for our audience—an audience that is young, digitally savvy and passionate about our content. 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.”