Sling TV Strikes Out with CBS but Targets New Foreign-Language Market

Sling TvAfter a three-day CBS blackout that left Dish users out in the cold over Thanksgiving, Dish has finally reached a multiyear agreement with CBS—but failed to secure streaming rights for Sling TV.

The new agreement guarantees CBS for years to come. Even though the deal did not include Sling TV, Dish remains confident a streaming deal will be reached in the near future.

Three days after the agreement, Sling TV added a new Spanish-language regional package that offers networks from Central American countries like Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The new channels included in the new Sling TV add-on package, titled “Centroamérica,” cover news and entertainment from all over central America.

Here’s some basic info on the networks:

  • CB24: Broadcast news from Central America, 24 hours a day.
  • Centroamerica TV: Popular Central American talk shows, music, culture, sports, and more.
  • Tele El Salvador: The best content from El Salvador, including news, sports, and lifestyle programming.

Reading between the lines, it appears Sling TV is attempting to compensate for the lack of CBS coverage. This strategy targets a specific demographic with channels no other service offers, possibly in hopes of offsetting other shortcomings. It’s hard to say whether or not this strategy will pay off.

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