Dish Network’s Sling TV and Dish TV, along with Amazon Prime Video Channels, are among platforms offering TelevisaUnivision’s Spanish-language subscription streaming service ViX+, which made its debut earlier this week.
ViX+, the premium ad-free version ViX, is available directly through the three platforms for its regular price of about $7 per month. Dish TV is offering satellite customers subscriptions through internet-connected Hopper and Wally devices or for purchase through the Dish app. Dish touted a seamless user experience and channel guide integration. ViX+ is available as a standalone service through the Sling TV app on all supported devices including Roku, Fire TV, LG and Vizio.
"We're excited to expand our robust Spanish-language content offering with the addition of ViX+ available now on Dish and Sling," said Alfredo Rodríguez, VP at DishLATINO, in a statement. "Offering consumers a broad range of content has long been a core Dish tenet and the launch of ViX+ to both satellite and streaming customers builds on our longstanding tradition of being the leading provider of Spanish-language programming with more Spanish channels than anyone else."
As for Amazon, the streaming service created for Spanish-speakers is accessible through Prime Video Channels in the U.S. and Mexico (in Mexico ViX+ costs MX$119).
ViX features 10,000 hours of entertainment content, including over 70 original series and movies in the first year. ViX+ also features a bevy of live sports content, touting more than 7,000. It’s the only Spanish-language streaming service in the U.S. with coverage of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Conference League matches.
Among the exclusive original series available on ViX+ a launch are “María Felix, La Doña,” “La Mujer del Diablo,” and a docuseries executive produced by Selena Gomez titled “Mi Vecino El Cartel,”
“We’re excited to bring ViX+ to Prime Video Channels and provide subscribers with easy access to an incredible library of authentic and original Spanish-language content alongside their favorite channels,” said Adam Waltuch, SVP of Streaming Partnerships at TelevisaUnivision, in a statement. “This launch accelerates our mission to make ViX+ accessible to Spanish speaking audiences everywhere.”
Matt Cohen, director of Content Acquisition at Prime Video Channels, said in a statement that the addition of ViX+ brings “premium and compelling Spanish-language sports and entertainment content for the first time to Prime members and our tens of millions global subscribers.”
ViX+’s debut this week spans 19 countries, including the U.S., Mexico and broadly in Latin America. At launch, ViX+ is also accessible on iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as Android TV, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung TV, and Apple TV.
Sweetening the release of ViX+, U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile announced it will be offering new and existing customers on certain plans (including Metro by T-Mobile and Home Internet subscribers) a free year subscription with “ViX+ on Us” – in a similar move as the “Netflix on Us” promotion the operator introduced in 2017.
TelevisaUnivsion’s launch of a premium tier without commercials follows the introduction of its ad-supported ViX streaming service in March. The focus of an SVOD dedicated to content for Spanish-speaking viewers comes as the share of Latinx households turning to streaming-only options for TV has increased, according to Horowitz research. Media companies and platforms, such as YouTube TV, Roku and Peacock, also have started to put a greater emphasis on content catered toward Hispanic audiences and Spanish-language programming.
In May TelevisaUnivision disclosed plans to acquire the Pantaya streaming service, which it said would help bolster ViX+ with content and subscribers.