Dish Network’s Sling TV streaming service announced today that it is bolstering its Spanish-language movie selection on Sling Latino, which will become the sole over-the-top provider offering Sony Pictures Television’s Cine Sony Television.
Cine Sony Television content includes movies such as “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” (pictured),”Single White Female” and “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and the TV series “V.I.P.” and “La Femme Nikita” dubbed or subtitled in Spanish. It will be included in Sling Latino’s “Paquete Total” ($12 a month), as well as its “Best of Spanish TV” and “Películas & Novelas” packs, which are available as add-ons to Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” for $5 per month each.
“While other traditional pay-TV providers have abandoned their Latino-focused OTT services, Sling Latino will continue to expand our Spanish-language programming and develop a personalized TV viewing experience for our customers,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV, in a statement.
Lynch is alluding to DirecTV. The satellite TV service, which was acquired by AT&T earlier this year in a $48.5 billion deal, announced last week that it would be shutting down its Spanish-language OTT service Yaveo, effective today. “We have decided to discontinue the Yaveo service… as we focus on the service integration of DirecTV and AT&T,” said a message on the Yaveo site.
Sling TV’s lineup includes content from Disney/ESPN, HBO, AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, Epix, Univision and Maker Studios. Launched in June 2015, Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and add-on Spanish-language programming packages tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. households.