DISH launches Sling Latino OTT service

DetailsGabriel Miramar-Garcia | 08 June 2015

DISH Network's Sling TV is launching the Sling Latino brand, a live and on demand, over-the-top (OTT) streaming service.

Like the English-language Sling TV, the new service is a skinny TV package. Viewers can select from two base packages, Paquete Total (22 channels for $12 per month) or Paquete Esencial (16 channels for $7 per month), each with live and on-demand content ranging from sports and general entertainment to movies and family programming.

In addition, Sling Latino is launching with two packages featuring popular channels from Colombia and Spain (España). Users can also combine the Spanish-language services with Sling TV's "Best of Live TV" English offering into one user experience.

"Whether viewers are solely interested in Spanish-language programming or are looking to supplement an English line-up with a few Spanish channels, Sling Latino is a flexible, affordable and mobile way to connect viewers with the best of Latino programming," said Roger Lynch, Sling TV CEO. "Providing this connection remains fundamental to who we are, and we have been eager to give Hispanic viewers a new and contemporary way to watch Spanish-language TV."

Sling Latino requires no long-term contract, no credit check and there are no hidden fees. The service can be turned on almost immediately, with no installation required beyond a simple app download. Customers will be able to view the new Sling Latino standalone services and add-on packs to all SlingTV-supported devices.

The announcement follows on the heels of Sling TV's launch of two Spanish language "add-on packs" for $5 each per month, Deportes Extra (which recently expanded to include ESPN Deportes) and Películas & Novelas Extra. Both packages require a subscription to the Best of Live TV English core service and are designed to meet the contemporary viewing needs of bilingual millennials.