Sling’s New ‘Freestream’ FAST Adds 16 Channels

Sling Freestream
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Dish Network’s Sling TV unit, which just upped its FAST game with the launch of Freestream last month, has now surpassed 230 channels for the free-to-consumer platform. 

Most of the new channels are targeted to Spanish-speaking viewers, but there are a few notable English-language outlets in the mix, including Documentary+. 

Here's a list of the new channels, log lines courtesy of Sling TV:

  • Anime X HIDIVE: Love anime? Check out HIDIVE’s action-packed assortment on Anime X HIDIVE! From classic series to hot hits fresh from Japan, it's got anime fans like you covered. Come discover your favorite new series with Anime X HIDIVE!
  • Canela Cinema: 24/7 content from the most watched movies on Canela.TV including nostalgic and contemporary cinema from Hollywood, Mexico and all of LATAM.
  • Canela.TV: 24/7 series, movies, documentaries, live news, and live sports.
  • Canela Clasicos: Best Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Movies with Pedro Infante, María Félix, El Santo y Capulina.
  • Canela Telenovelas: 24 hours of content of the well-known soap operas and series from Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina and Chile.
  • Canela Deportes: 24 hours of the best live sports: soccer, baseball, boxing, MMA, action sports and more.
  • Documentary+: Home to the world’s best documentaries — from Academy Award-winning classics and box office hits to festival darlings and cult favorites. Nonfiction storytelling at its best, curated by the best.
  • FLOU Cine: The home for the best Latin American movies, from Argentina to Venezuela, with the rhythm and touch of the Caribbean.
  • FLOU Caribeño: The best programming from the Spanish-speaking Caribbean region. Watch great films, TV series, comedy and variety shows from Dominican Rep., Puerto Rico, Central America and Venezuela on one channel.
  • Mirror Now: An Indian 24/7 English-language news channel owned by India's largest media conglomerate, The Times Group. A powerful media voice distinguished by its sincerity and commitment towards people-centricity, Mirror Now covers national, international, business, sports, crime, and entertainment news in a fast-paced, crisp and concise manner.
  • Amor Real: Relive this 19th-century story in which you will travel back in time to discover if love is real.
  • La Fea Más Bella: Beauty is on the inside! The girls from the ugly duckling barracks are waiting for you for unending fun.
  • La Que No Podia Amar: Drama, lies and passion await you at Hacienda Del Fuerte. Join Ana Paula in this love story.
  • Mi Corazón Es Tuyo: Ana Leal’s story is worth telling over and over again. She lost everything, but Fernando changed her life.
  • Nosey Escandalos: America’s hit daytime TV shows you can't stop watching. The Jerry Springer Show, Maury, Judge Dad and many more, available all day, every day, for free. ■
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