Sling TV Unveils New User Interface

  • Introduces personalization, to feature “MY TV” view with custom
    recommendations and favorited content
  • Enhanced content discovery will improve navigation, search and
    content selection
  • Contextually aware UI will adapt to customer behavior based on time
    of day, location, device type, popularity and more

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV unveiled its second-generation user interface (UI) at CES 2016.
The new design will create a more personalized experience, as well as
improve content discovery across the Sling TV platform. The new UI will
be optimized for each Sling TV-supported device and will start rolling
out to devices in a phased-approach, starting in the first quarter of
2016.


“TV is about being entertained, and for the first time, the new Sling TV
experience will be able to tailor programming suggestions to your
interests,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “The new interface will
leverage real-time data to help users navigate the content depth that
we’ve brought to Sling TV. This is the beginning of a reimagined
experience, one more personalized and relevant to each viewer.”

Contextually aware and responsive to customer’s environment

In future launch phases, the UI will become contextually aware of
viewing preference, location, device, time of day, popularity and more.
For example, the new interface will be able to recognize that a customer
prefers watching news content in the morning or kid shows on the tablet
and modify what is shown in the UI based on those behaviors.

Customers will find the newest features introduced as part of the
next-generation UI in one of the below navigation screens, referred to
as “views.”

  • MY TV: Customers will be able to find all of their favorite
    content in the MY TV view, including their most viewed channels and
    shows. This is also where customers will be able to resume watching
    content that they previously started but were not able to finish. In
    future releases, recommended content based on customer preference, as
    well as “hot” content based on viewing behavior across the service and
    social trends, will also be found in this view.
  • ON NOW: This view will be automatically curated based on what
    is currently on TV and will be organized by content categories. In
    upcoming releases, the service will learn customer behaviors and the
    associated content ribbons will automatically reorder themselves to
    align with those behaviors.

In this view, customers will also have the option to see what else is
currently on in Sling TV’s “Extras,” even if they do not subscribe to
them. Purchase or subscription options are presented with recommended
content.

  • SPORTS: The past year has proven that Sling TV customers love
    sports. With the new UI, sports fans can easily watch their favorite
    team, sport, conference and more. This view shows live and upcoming
    sports events and can be manually filtered based on the viewer’s
    preference.
  • TV SHOWS: TV lovers will be able to find all of the currently
    available episodes of their favorite shows in a singular view. The new
    category filters include featured content, trending shows and even
    full collections.
  • MOVIES: Similar to the TV SHOWS view, the MOVIES view puts all
    movies into one place including live, linear and on-demand content.
    Free movies and movies for rent will be clearly identified in this
    view.

For a more detailed list of features that will roll out to devices over
time, visit this
blog
or watch this
demo video
. The Sling TV experience will continue to evolve as new
features are added, more channels are launched and new products are
introduced.

Sling TV Lineup

Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” includes more than 20 channels for $20 per
month. The package delivers ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, A&E, TNT, HISTORY, H2,
TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, IFC, El Rey, Adult Swim,
Cartoon Network, ABC Family (to become Freeform later this month),
Disney Channel, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Lifetime and Galavisión. This package
additionally features live access to WatchESPN, including ESPN3 and
on-demand content. Customers can choose to customize their entertainment
experience with the addition of HBO for $15 per month. Additional add-on
packages include “Sports Extra,” “Hollywood Extra,” “Kids Extra,”
“Lifestyle Extra,” “World News Extra” and Spanish language add-ons,
“Deportes Extras” and “Películas & Novelas Extra,” each for $5 per
month. In addition to live channels and VOD entertainment, Sling TV
customers have access to popular content from Maker Studios.

About Sling TV

Sling TV L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:
DISH), provides over-the-top television services including domestic and
international live and Video-On-Demand programming. It is available on
televisions, tablets, computers and smartphones. The Sling TV
programming portfolio includes content from Disney/ESPN, HBO, AMC, A&E,
Turner, Scripps, EPIX, Univision and Maker Studios. Sling Latino offers
a suite of standalone and add-on Spanish-language programming packages
tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S.
households. Sling International currently provides more than 200
channels in 18 languages across multiple devices to U.S. households.
Sling TV is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs
of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit www.Sling.com.

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Contacts

Sling TV
Candace Dean, 303-723-2985
candace@sling.com

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