As Sling TV expands its offerings, it now can boast it that has NFL Network and its NFL RedZone companion channel on its lineup. Launching today, NFL Network will be part of the Sling Blue core service so there won’t be an extra charge for the channel.

NFL RedZone joins the Sports Extra tier so fans who want to watch the whiparound channel on Sunday’s during the regular season will have to pay an additional $5 per month to watch it.

This comes in time as NFL Network will air all 64 preseason games this month, 16 of them live as well as the entire Thursday Night Football schedule that will be produced by CBS and NBC this season.

We have quotes from both Sling TV and the NFL celebrating the launch of both channels on the skinny bundle service:

“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.

This expands NFL Network to the online service and it allows Sling TV subscribers to access the channel whether they have connected TV set tops, mobiles and tablets. And they can use their Sling TV logins to watch NFL Network and RedZone on, the NFL app on connected TV set-top devices or on NFL Mobile.

So Sling TV customers will be able to watch the NFL via ESPN and NFL Network. It brings the service into shape as the 2016 season is set to kick off.

[Sling TV]

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