The next version of Dish’s Sling television service, the Slingbox, is headed to the United States, according to a tweet from the company today.
Sling is the subscription-based service that launched in the US last year, and it now appears the service will arrive in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain this month.
It’s a departure from the Sled TV service launched last year in the UK, which has been a free-to-air streaming TV service that doesn’t offer a subscription-like product.
Dish is calling the service the SLEXbox.
Dish has also said it will continue to offer Sling in Canada and the United Arab Emirates.
Dish’s announcement of the launch comes less than a week after it announced it had secured a deal to broadcast a slate of games for the S-Box, the new S-shaped box that it debuted at CES this year.
Sled has been available in the States since March of this year, but was only available in select markets after it was pulled from the Apple TV earlier this month due to Apple’s patent infringement lawsuit.
Dish previously said it would launch a SlingTV in Europe and Australia in early 2017, but those plans have since been canceled.
Dish Sling will offer both traditional and streaming services, including movies and shows from the Disney-owned Viacom-owned Nickelodeon, as well as music, music and comedy programming.
Dish says the service is available to people of all ages and income levels, though it says it will focus on “the most discerning cord-cutters” in the U.S. “Dish Sling provides the ultimate entertainment experience for our customers in the home, on the go, and in the comfort of home,” the company said in a statement.
“The SLExbox offers the most advanced gaming, video and entertainment experiences for consumers of all income levels and includes features such as the Sleefinity function, which enables users to watch on the big screen or on the TV screen of their choice.”
We’re also excited to announce that Dish Sled is available in more than 100 countries, with the U, Australia, Canada, Germany and the U Kingdom now coming soon.
“The company said it’s still evaluating which markets it will launch the service in, but it’s expected to launch it in the next few weeks.
It said the service also supports streaming music from major labels like Spotify and Rdio.
The service launched on the Apple television in February.