NFL Network joins Sling Blue core service; price remains $25 per
- NFL RedZone debuts in Sling Blue’s “Sports Extra” add-on pack
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Sling
TV launched NFL Network and NFL RedZone on its live and on-demand
Internet TV service. All Sling Blue customers will automatically receive
NFL Network, while NFL RedZone is available to Sling Blue customers as
part of the “Sports Extra” add-on pack for an additional $5 per month.
“The addition of NFL Network and NFL RedZone means our NFL coverage is
available across multiple networks throughout the season on Sling TV,”
said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “Watching NFL action on all your
devices has never been easier.”
“We are constantly looking for new ways to make our content available to
the millions of NFL fans, and Sling TV distribution provides yet another
option for accessing NFL Network and NFL RedZone across devices,” said
Hans Schroeder, Senior Vice President, Media Strategy, Business
Development & Sales for the NFL.
During the upcoming regular season, NFL Network will deliver exclusive Thursday
Night Football games, popular shows such as NFL GameDay
Morning, A Football Life, TIMELINE, and the new
morning show, Good Morning Football, which airs live each
weekday morning from New York City.
Additionally, with NFL Network fans can watch live and delayed coverage
of the entire slate of all 64 NFL preseason games. Highlighted by a
record 16 live games, NFL Network’s preseason schedule kicks off
Thursday, August 11 at 7:30 PM ET with live coverage of the New England
Patriots hosting the New Orleans Saints.
The NFL Network-produced NFL RedZone channel brings fans
every touchdown of every game on Sunday afternoons. Hosted by Scott
Hanson, NFL RedZone whips around every NFL game on Sunday
afternoons delivering the touchdowns and most exciting moments live and
in high definition.
Sling TV customers will also have access to both NFL Network and NFL
RedZone through Watch NFL Network this season, available on NFL.com, the
NFL app across connected TV devices, and via NFL Mobile on Windows, iOS
and Android devices.
NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape.
According to the Nielsen Company, 199 million people tuned into the 2015
NFL regular season representing 78 percent of all television homes and
67 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the
top 25 and 46 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in
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 on-demand programming. It is available on
televisions, tablets, computers, smartphones and other streaming
devices. Sling TV offers two streaming services, which collectively
include more than 100 channels and programming content from Disney/ESPN
(Sling Orange only), Fox (Sling Blue only), NBC (Sling Blue only), HBO®,
AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, Viacom, EPIX and Univision. Additionally,
Sling TV 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 250 channels in 19 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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