Sling TV Launches Two Latino Programming Packs

Deportes Extra, Películas & Novelas Extra $5/Month Each
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Sling TV, Dish Network's new OTT pay TV service for cord-cutters, has launched two Latino add-on packs -- Deportes Extra and Películas & Novelas Extra – that sell for $5 per month each, on top of Sling TV’s core $20 per month service.

Deportes Extra, a package for soccer fans, features Azteca, beIN Español, beIN HD (English), Univison, Univision Deportes and UniMás.

Películas & Novelas Extra includes Azteca Corazon, Cinelatino, De Película, De Película Clasico, Pasiones, Univision tlnovelas, Univision and UniMás.

In addition to offering a mix of live Spanish and English programming, both new add-on packs offer VOD fare, Sling TV said.

“Bilingual millennials have asked for variety in content, language and mobility, and our offering of the most popular Latino genres makes it easy to customize a flexible, affordable solution,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV, in a statement. “Over time, we expect to expand our Latino offering with more sports, shows and movies that viewers want to see in the language they prefer.”

Among other shifts, Sling TV said Bloomberg TV is moving to its “Best of Live TV” core package from the World News Extra add-on pack.

In addition to the new Latino programming packs, Sling TV also sells HBO for $15 per month, and the following optional add-on packages for $5 per month: Sports Extra, Hollywood Extra, Kids Extra, Lifestyle Extra  and World News Extra. All Sling TV subs also have access to content from Maker Studios.