Sling TV Fires Up French Programming Packages

Sling TV, the OTT-TV service from Dish Network, has launched a pair of French programming packages.

Sling TV’s new “French Bouquet” pack, which sells for $15 per month, aims for viewers that want a wide range of channels involving from news, lifestyle, movies, kids, sports and general entertainment.  That package, which sells for $15 per month, consists of 34 French and English language channels, including TV5MONDE Info, TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand, TV5MONDE Style, France 24, TiVi5MONDE, beIN SPORTS (which carries Ligue 1), Euronews, Eurochannel, Trace Urban, Trace Sport Stars, and more.

The new “Français Extra” pack is designed for viewers that want to supplement their core, English “Best of Live TV” packages (Sling Orange, Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue) with French programming.  Français Extra costs an additional $5 per month and includes TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand (SVOD), France 24, TiVi5MONDE and Trace Urban.

“Rather than just offer a one-size-fits-all French package, we created two options so that consumers can select the one that best fits their viewing needs and preferences,” Izabela Slowikowska, Sling TV’s VP of international programming, said in this blog post.

She said the French packages are the fourth European language group offered on the service, complementing German, Italian and Polish packages.

Sling TV’s international programming is the focus of Comcast’s  plan to integrate the OTT service on the cable operator’s X1 platform.

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