In a huge announcement today, PlayStation is all set to add NFL Network and NFL RedZone to their streaming lineup. This unprecedented move will make Vue the first streaming service to carry these premium sports channels.
From the press release:
“Sports is among the most-watched content on PlayStation Vue, and we’re pleased to add two highly coveted sports networks, NFL Network and NFL RedZone, to the service for football fans to enjoy nationwide,” said Dwayne Benefield, vice president, head of PlayStation Vue. “We’re proud to be able to deliver a unique TV viewing experience through PlayStation Vue with our groundbreaking interface and cloud-based technology, and our agreement with NFL Media allows fans to experience the upcoming football season like never before.”
This announcement comes months after we reported that a Reddit user posted a survey that seemed to hint PlayStation was considering adding the NFL Network to Vue.
PlayStation Vue has slowly snowballed over the last year. Starting as a PlayStation-only platform in a handful of markets, Vue released nationwide with little fanfare early in 2016. Since then, Vue has quietly added more and more markets with local channels, as well as support across a variety of devices–only really lacking an app for Apple TV (we can only assume that will come soon enough).
This announcement further sets PlayStation Vue apart from competitor Sling TV. Interestingly enough, Sling TV owner, Dish Network, is currently feuding with NFL Network. Could it be they’re holding out in hopes of landing the network for their streaming service as well?
You can bet we’ll let you know as soon as the news breaks!
For more information, you can read the full announcement from the NFL on the agreement here.