Sling TV Adds NHL Network to OTT Platform
NHL Network has launched in Sling TV’s “Sports Extra,” still $5 per month with a Sling Orange subscription, or $10 per month with a Sling Blue subscription. The launch on Sling TV marks the first time that NHL Network is available by an over-the-top provider.
“With hockey season already in full-swing, diehard fans are donning their jerseys and Sling TV makes it easy and affordable to watch NHL Network wherever they are, so they don’t miss a single slap shot,” says Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “As the premier streaming destination for sports, we continue to offer fans nationwide the games they can’t live without, whether they love soccer, college football, pro football, MLB playoffs, the NCAA basketball tournament and now NHL hockey.”
NHL Network provides live games and special on-site coverage of NHL events, signature studio shows, interviews, highlights and expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players. Additional programming includes behind-the-scenes features, player profiles and international and amateur hockey competitions.
The Network will offer more than 75 matchups to Sling TV customers, including New York Rangers v. Washington Capitals (Oct. 22), the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ between the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers (Oct. 23), Pittsburgh Penguins v. Philadelphia Flyers (Oct. 29), and Los Angeles Kings v. Chicago Blackhawks (Oct. 30). NHL Network also brings its live weekday studio programming, including the fast-paced “NHL Now” at 4:00 p.m. ET, the prime time flagship show “NHL Tonight” at 6:00 p.m. ET, and the nightly highlights show “On The Fly.” As with NHL Network telecasts, games watched via Sling TV will be subject to local blackouts depending on the user’s location.
In addition to NHL Network, hockey fans can find NHL matchups on Sling TV via NBC Sports, NBC (select markets) and Fox Sports Regional Networks (select markets).