Sling International Launches with Over 200 Channels in 18 Languages
At the start of last year, Sling TV burst out on the scene as the cable TV alternative that many cord cutters have been longing for. Click here for your free trial.
With its low cost and low commitment plan that allows for inexpensive channel add-ons; Sling TV was and still is the closest thing to an ala carte cable plan.
Since the beginning, the Dish Network-owned streaming service has been making leaps and bounds with not only US based cord cutters but with cord cutters abroad as well. Many are already familiar with Sling TV Latino and now Dish Network is upping the ante with Sling TV International.
What is Sling International?
Sling International is what was once known as DishWorld; a live streaming international television service. While the content hasn’t changed much, it has received a sexy Sling makeover and streamlined pricing structure.
“Sling TV grew from the foundation established by DishWorld, enabling us to test, grow and improve our OTT capabilities through a service that streams tens of millions of hours of content every month,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV, in a statement. “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.”
How Much does it Cost?
Starting as low as $15 a month you can subscribe to a huge list of channel packages, stemming from countries all around the world. There’s also an International Sports package you can add-on for an extra $10 a month.
What, Where, and How to Watch?
Sling TV International offers approximately 200 channels from the following languages: Arabic, Bangla, Bengali, Brazilian, Cantonese, Filipino, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Mandarin, Marathi, Punjabi, Taiwanese, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
A major advantage Sling TV has over its predecessor, DishWorld, is that Sling TV International works on Android, iOS, Roku, Xbox, Apple TV and everything else Sling TV standard plays on.
Overall what Dish Network is trying to accomplish with Sling TV International is twofold:
- The first objective is to start consolidating many of the streaming options the company already offers; making it easier for customers to find the content that Dish Network provides.
- The second objective is to sink its claws into the international cord cutting market. In addition to dissatisfied Americans, consumers from all around the globe are fed up with cable television and demand better alternatives. While Netflix has been making its mark overseas, Sling TV is one of the few services offering domestic content to international consumers.
Furthermore, in a nation of immigrants likes ours, there are millions of people in the United States right now yearning for content in the native language. Comcast won’t give it to them, but through Sling TV International, Dish Network will.