Continuing its aggressive policy to sign stations and networks for its streaming TV service, Sony has announced that it has signed an agreement with the NFL Network and NFL RedZone to add both to PlayStation Vue in time for the 2016 regular season.
This adds to the recent signing of 9 local CBS affiliates (four of which are in NFL markets) making PlayStation Vue’s sports lineup quite strong. PlayStation Vue’s lineup includes ESPN, Fox, NBCUniversal networks as well as programming from AMC Networks, Scripps and Viacom.
The signing of the NFL channels ensures that fans will see the entire season of Thursday Night Football as well as NFL RedZone on Sundays.
The PlayStation Vue service can be seen on connected TV’s as well as mobile devices.
Hans Schroeder, a senior vice president for the NFL says having the league’s owned channels on PlayStation Vue helps to expand their viewership base:
“We’re excited to offer NFL Network and NFL RedZone through PlayStation Vue, an innovative platform that will provide fans yet another option for keeping up with the Network’s 24/7 NFL coverage and catching RedZone’s action-packed Sunday afternoon experience.”
Dwayne Benefield, the head of PlayStation Vue added his excitement of adding NFL Network to the service:
“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.”
So Sony continues to sign up networks and at least through its carriage agreements, is offering quite the diverse lineup for cord cutters on PlayStation Vue. We’ll see if this continues or if this will be it for Sony in bringing new networks to its lineup.