PlayStation Vue ready for the NFL with new local, national channels

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All thirty-two teams in the National Football League (NFL) are launching training camps this week. Sony’s PlayStation Vue, which you can finally use with an Android device, is also preparing itself for the start of the 2016 NFL season. The live television streaming service is adding NFL Network, NFL RedZone, and a number of local CBS stations.

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Sony is giving PlayStation Vue subscribers unprecedented access to content from the nation’s most popular sports league by adding NFL Network and NFL RedZone. NFL Network is the league’s owned-and-operate channel that covers football around the clock. If you’re wanting gameday-related content, NFL RedZone is what you’ll want to get into. It’s the league’s special channel that tracks every game every Sunday without commercials.

Meanwhile, CBS announced its local stations in Austin, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Harrisburg, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and West Palm Beach are live on PlayStation Vue as of July 19; therefore, subscribers of PlayStation Vue will never miss a Thursday Night Football game as CBS, NBC, and NFL Network share broadcast rights to that package.

Both NFL Network and NFL RedZone are missing from Dish Network’s Sling TV, which is PlayStation Vue’s fiercest competitor. Sony, though, did not state when the channels will be available on its service beyond mentioning they’ll be accessible to subscribers by the start of the NFL’s regular season. Sony and the NFL haven’t even said which package NFL Network will be attached to and how much NFL RedZone will cost.

The Denver Broncos will host the Carolina Panthers in the season opener on September 8. That game will be televised and streamed live by NBC.

Source: Sony


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