Last month at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 Dish showed off its new over-the-top internet TV streaming service called Sling TV. Last week it started sending invites to pre-registered users to try out the service before its public launch later this month. Things look promising for Sling TV even with the absence of the four major TV networks. Folks who would like to see Univision programming on the service can rejoice because channels in its portfolio are coming to Sling TV.
The agreement reached between Sling TV and Univision Communications was announced today. It gives over-the-top multi-stream rights for live and VOD content for channels in Univision’s portfolio which cover genres like news, sports and entertainment.
Under this agreement the flagship Univision Network makes its way to Sling TV along with 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.
Roger Lynch, Sling TV CEO, says that Univision is a “natural match” for this service since “Hispanics are the demographic most engaged with mobile devices.”
Unfortunately it hasn’t been confirmed today exactly when Univision’s channels will arrive on Sling TV. But for that to matter the service has to be opened up to the public.
I asked a spokeswoman for Sling TV when they intend on opening signups for the general public. I was told that it hasn’t been announced yet when Sling TV will launch to the general public but “details are coming soon.”