Univision, DISH team to enable Sling TV to hit Hispanics

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 03 February 2015

Granting Sling TV with over-the-top (OTT) programming and multistream rights for live and video-on-demand (VOD) content, Univision has signed a content distribution deal with the DISH OTT platform, the launch of which was recently announced at CES 2015.

univisionThe agreement includes entertainment, news and sports content from Univision's wide Hispanic-targeted portfolio, including the flagship Univision Network, UniMás, UDN (Univision Deportes Network), Galavisión, El Rey Network, Bandamax, De Película, De Película Clásico, Telehit, tlNovelas and 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 line-up," 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 agreement follows news of groundbreaking agreements during 2014 with The Walt Disney Company, announced in March, A+E Networks, announced in August and with Scripps Networks Interactive, announced in September.

"At Univision 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 at Univision Communications. "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."