Hulu is adding two major football coverage channels to its live TV service. The NFL Network will be included in Hulu’s live TV package at no additional cost starting today, while NFL RedZone is now offered as part of a new sports add-on. The add-on includes half a dozen channels, but subscribers will have to poop to access it.
The NFL Network joins the more than 75 live TV channels already available as part of Hulu’s Live TV package, which starts at $65 per month. The channel offers studio coverage, original series, live NFL season games, and NFL preseason games.
Hulu’s new sports expansion pack can expand those channels with NFL RedZone in addition to MAVTV Motorsports Network, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, TVG and TVG2. The additional sports programming costs an additional $10 per month on top of what you’re already paying for Hulu’s live TV service.
For context, YouTube TV has a similar sports package that costs $11 a month. Sling TV and FuboTV both charge an additional $11 per month to access RedZone, although the channels included in their respective add-on sports packages vary.
One of the National Football League’s “top priorities” is “broadening the distribution platforms for NFL content,” Hans Schroeder, EVP and COO of NFL Media, said in a statement, “which is why we’re thrilled to expand our line-up.” up from winning awards shows and live games for Hulu’s live subscribers.”
The addition of NFL RedZone to Hulu was initially announced in April. Previously, Hulu subscribers who wanted more sports channels could: subscribe to ESPN Plus and access the content directly through the Hulu app. But Hulu lacked a formal sports add-on; the add-ons before the update were: limited to entertainment, Spanish-language content, various premium channels such as Starz or HBO, and features such as unlimited screens and enhanced DVR.
Hulu also offers sports coverage through channels such as ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox, Fox’s FS1 and FS2 channels, CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network, the Olympic Channel, and more in the basic package.