Sling TV has expanded its South Asian content with the addition of Voot, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform owned by Viacom18, a joint venture between Network18 and ViacomCBS in India. Available exclusively on Sling TV in the US, Voot launched at no cost to select subscribers, and for $7 per month as a standalone service.
Sling TV is a live streaming TV service that provides more than 700 channels from today's most popular networks across its general market, Latino and international services. It is available on all major streaming devices, smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers and smartphones.
Sling subscribers can now access some of the latest and popular shows from India, including web originals, exclusive companion content and library content in three languages: Hindi, Kannada and Marathi.
“Sling TV has a long-standing commitment to the South Asian community in the US, and expanding our offering to include Voot’s outstanding on-demand and original content solidifies our market position as the leading provider of South Asian news and entertainment content in America,” said Liz Riemersma, VP of International Programming, Sling TV. “Voot brings a vast library of on-demand content with exciting, exclusive web originals that have never been aired in the US We are extremely excited to bring it to market.”
Gourav Rakshit, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures, said, “Voot has emerged as the destination of premium multi-language Indian content across content segments and genres. We are always looking at ensuring that our best-in-class content finds resonance in India and beyond. Being a part of the Sling offering in the US is a step towards ensuring that our powerful and engaging stories are available for the Indian diaspora to experience in the US."
Anuj Gandhi, Group CEO at IndiaCast, said, "We want to reach out to audiences who want to experience contemporary, imaginative, and high-quality Indian entertainment around the globe. It gives us immense pleasure to partner with Sling TV and take Voot’s content to the South Asian diaspora in the US. We are confident that this will be a whole new exciting experience for the audiences."
'IndiaCast’ is a multi-platform ‘content asset monetization’ entity, jointly owned by TV18 and Viacom18.
Voot is home to popular reality shows, such as Bigg Boss, Dance Deewane, MTV Roadies and MTV Splitsvilla; as well as critically acclaimed and popular Voot Select web originals such as Asur, Gone Game, Crackdown, Illegal and Marzi; and top Hindi dramas, including Choti Sardaarni, Naagin and Bepannah,all of which will now be available for exclusive Sling subscribers.
Voot on Sling TV is available at no additional cost to Sling international subscribers with Hindi, Hindi Gold, Hindi Mega, Hindi Premium, Punjabi Hindi and Urdu Hindi services. Customers may also purchase Voot as a standalone service or as an add-on to another Sling TV service for $7 per month.
Sling TV is America’s leading provider of international and multicultural programming, with content from 27 countries in 20 languages, starting at only $6 per month.