Sling TV customers got an unexpected yet pleasant surprise today finding that the NFL Media and Sling TV had reached an agreement to carry the NFL’s two main channels again.
Earlier this summer Sling had to part ways with the NFL Media channels and Sling TV said: “We are working with the NFL to continue carrying their channels. Our goal is to reach a fair agreement, bringing NFL channels back before the season begins so that fans don’t miss any live sports action.”
Today they got the deal done and the NFL Network and NFL Red Zone are back on Sling TV.
“We join millions of NFL fans who are thrilled to see NFL Network and NFL RedZone back on DISH and SLING TV in time for the 2020 NFL season,” said Hans Schroeder, EVP and chief operating officer of NFL Media. “Our goal is to provide NFL fans everywhere the opportunity to view award-winning coverage of America’s favorite sport and DISH and SLING TV are important partners in that mission.”
“We’re excited to have reached an agreement that benefits all parties, most importantly our customers and NFL fans,” said Andy LeCuyer, DISH’s senior vice president of programming. “Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked through the negotiations.”
Youtube TV just added the two channels very recently as well for the start of the football season.