Sling TV first over-the-top provider to offer NHL Network

  • NHL Network delivers more than 75 professional games to Sling TV customers, plus coverage of the sport’s biggest events
  • Sling TV subscribers with Sports Extra receive NHL Network at no additional cost
  • NHL Network first league-owned network to launch on Sling Orange and Sling Blue services
October 19, 2016
"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."

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NHL Network, the TV home for the National Hockey League, launched today in Sling TV’s “Sports Extra,” still $5 per month with a Sling Orange subscription, or $10 per month with a Sling Blue subscription. Today’s 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,” said 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). For a complete schedule and more information about how NHL Network works on Sling TV, visit the Sling TV Help Center.

About Sling TV

Sling TV L.L.C. provides over-the-top television services, including general market, Latino and International live and on-demand programming. It is available on televisions, tablets, game consoles, 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), NHL Network, Pac-12 Networks, HBO®, STARZ, AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, GSN, Hallmark, Viacom, EPIX, AXS 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 20 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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Contact:

Sling TV
Lacretia Taylor, 720-514-8209
lacretia@sling.com
or
NHL Network
Lorraine Fisher, 201-520-2895
lorraine.fisher@mlb.com

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