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Sling Freestream adds 16 new channels

The additions include several documentary streams as well as Spanish-language entertainment and music channels.

The additions include several documentary streams as well as Spanish-language entertainment and music channels.

The logo of Dish Network's Sling Freestream service. (Graphic by The Desk)
The logo of Dish Network’s Sling Freestream service. (Graphic by The Desk)

Dish Network’s free, ad-supported streaming service Sling Freestream quietly added more than a dozen new content channels this week.

The channels primarily originate from the FilmRise library of content and include re-runs of the Fox reality show “Hell’s Kitchen,” the NBC and CBS surreality program “Unsolved Mysteries” and several Spanish-language feeds.

The 16 new channels added by Sling Freestream this week are:

  • FilmRise Western: Western TV shows and movies
  • Forensic Files (FilmRise): Re-runs of the true crime program
  • Heartland (FilmRise): Re-runs of the Canadian drama
  • Hell’s Kitchen & Kitchen Nightmares (FilmRise): Re-runs of the Fox cooking competition programs
  • History & Warfare Now (MagellanTV): Historic and modern-era war and military documentaries and docuseries
  • MagellanTV Now: Global documetaries and docuseries
  • Space Science Now (MagellanTV): Premium space and science documentary programs
  • True Crime Now (MagellanTV): Documentaries on true crime
  • Unsolved Mysteries (FilmRise): Re-runs of the television program
  • Wild Nature Now (MagellanTV): Nature documentaries
  • ¿Que Pasa, USA?
  • Una Familia Con Suerte
  • Vevo Iconos Latinos
  • Vevo Regional Mexicano

Sling Freestream is available within the Sling TV app, and requires no paid subscription or credit card information to view. It includes a number of other free, ad-supported channels, including ABC News Live, Nosey, Scripps News, Court TV, Shout TV, Buzzr, AMC Thrillers, Cinevault, Fail Army and a handful of streams originating from Paramount Global’s Pluto TV.

Sling Freestream is supported by a wide variety of devices, including most popular smart TVs (RokuAmazon Fire TVApple TV, Android TV/Google TV), phones, tablets and on the Sling TV website.

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