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Sling TV intros Sling International with 200 channels in 18 languages

by Todd Haselton | April 3, 2015April 3, 2015 8:00 pm PDT

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Sling TV on Friday announced yet another new package that’s available for customers of its cord-cutting streaming TV service. It’s called Sling International, and it provides up to 200 channels in 18 different languages starting at $15 per month. That’s in addition to the standard $20 monthly price for Sling TV.

Sling International will replace DishWorld, the company said, and will include a new user interface for users, though it’s available in the same standard Sling TV application that you’ll otherwise use to stream domestic content. That means that it can be accessed through typical methods, like through your Amazon TV, Roku, Xbox One, Mac, PC or Android/iOS device. Supported languages include Arabic, Bangla, Bengali, Brazilian, Cantonese, Filipino, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Mandarin, Marathi, Punjabi, Taiwanese, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Sling TV owners can sign up for Sling International by visiting sling.com/account or sling.com/international. The service is launching with a one-month free trial, too, so you can give it a whirl before you agree to smack down $15 a month.

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Sling TV introduces Sling International; launches channels in 18 languages

  • Programming in eighteen languages available today across all Sling TV supported devices, with monthly subscriptions starting at $15
  • Transition from DishWorld to Sling International brand includes the launch of three new language groups and an updated user interface, available today to all Sling TV customers
  • Customers can watch Sling TV and Sling International content together in the same app on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick; current-generation Roku players and Roku TV models; Android and iOS devices; Xbox One; and Mac and PC 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 3, 2015 – Sling TV announced today that DishWorld, the live streaming multi-language television service, is now “Sling International.” The move officially marries the largest provider of streamed international channels in the U.S. with Sling TV, the recently-launched provider of live, over-the-top (OTT) domestic TV service. Sling International provides global programming from nearly 200 channels in 18 languages to U.S. households, starting at $15 per month.

“Sling TV grew from the foundation established by DishWorld, enabling us to test, grow and perfect our OTT capabilities through a service that streams tens of millions of hours of content every month,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “Incorporating DishWorld into the Sling TV portfolio makes it even easier for viewers to get the best of both domestic programming and the shows and sports they love from overseas.”

Current DishWorld customers will be prompted at log in to upgrade to the new Sling International app. Once complete, customers will experience the Sling TV user interface, which is intuitive, easy to use and controlled by swipe and scroll functionality on devices with touchscreen capability. Sling TV customers will also have the ability to watch Sling International and domestic Sling TV content within the same app.

Starting today, new customers who sign up for Sling International can take advantage of a free one month trial. New customers can sign up for a Sling International account atwww.sling.com/international. Existing customers of Sling TV or Sling International who wish to add domestic content or additional language groups can sign into their account on www.sling.com/account and make their selections under “change subscription.”

Customers can now sign into their Sling International accounts using all devices that support Sling TV, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick; current-generation Roku players and Roku TV models; Android and iOS devices; Xbox One; and Mac and PC. DishWorld customers who use Samsung Smart TVs will continue using the DishWorld app; support of Sling International will become available on select Samsung Smart TVs in the coming weeks.

As the largest multicultural OTT service in the U.S., Sling International delivers close to 200 channels in language groups including Arabic, Bangla, Brazilian, Cantonese, Filipino, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Mandarin, Punjabi, Taiwanese, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Vietnamese. New language groups launching today include Bengali, Kannada and Marathi. Sling International customers who subscribe to “Family View” will continue to enjoy viewing their international content on up to three devices simultaneously.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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