Quick Guide: Pro Sports Channels and TV Packages

Monthly price:
$64.99$134.99
Available channels:
330

Monthly price:
$64.99$99.99
Available channels:
290

Monthly price:
$49.99$89.49
Available channels:
220

Monthly price:
$50$130
Available channels:
250

When we select a TV package, we want to make sure it has the sports channels we want. As we’ve been researching TV providers, we’ve realized it’s not as easy as it should be to find those channels. So, we created this quick guide to make it easier to find your favorite pro sports channels.

For example, if you’re interested in NBA TV, jump to the NBA section to see packages and pricing from a variety of TV providers. We’ve separated each section by “official” professional sports channels, and don’t worry… we made sure every package includes ESPN.

NFL Network

The NFL Network is the official channel of the National Football League. It has live games, live and postgame coverage, and exclusive NFL programming, including NFL Total Access, Hard Knocks, and NFL Gameday.

Note: the NFL Network is NOT the NFL SUNDAY TICKET. The NFL SUNDAY TICKET is an “out-of-market” sports package for regular season games that is only available on DIRECTV.

Here’s where you can get the NFL Network:

NFL Network Availability
PlanServicePriceDetails
CHOICE All-IncludedDIRECTV TV$69.99View Plan
America's Top 200DISH TV$89.99/mo.View Plan
PreferredVerizon TV - Fios Gig$74.99View Plan
Digital PreferredXfinity TV - West$89.49View Plan
U200u-verse-tv$55View Plan
Spectrum TV® SilverSpectrum TV$74.99/mo for 12 mos.View Plans
Contour TVCox TV$69.99View Plan

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NBA TV

NBA TV is the official channel of the National Basketball Association. It has live games (exhibition, regular, and playoff), live and postgame coverage, and exclusive NBA programming, such as NBA Gametime Live.

Here’s where you can get NBA TV:

NBA TV Availability
PlanServicePriceDetails
XTRA All-IncludedDIRECTV TV$79.99View Plan
America's Top 200DISH TV$89.99/mo.View Plan
ExtremeVerizon TV - Fios Gig$79.99View Plan
Digital PreferredXfinity TV - West$89.49View Plan
U300u-verse-tv$60View Plan
Spectrum TV® SilverSpectrum TV$74.99/mo for 12 mos.View Plans
Contour TVCox TV$69.99View Plan

MLB Network

MLB Network is the official channel of Major League Baseball. It has live games (several a week), live and postgame coverage, and exclusive MLB programming, such as MLB Tonight and MLB Network Showcase.

Here’s where you can get the MLB Network:

MLB Network Availability
PlanServicePriceDetails
CHOICE All-IncludedDIRECTV TV$69.99View Plan
America's Top 200DISH TV$89.99/mo.View Plan
ExtremeVerizon TV - Fios Gig$79.99View Plan
Digital PreferredXfinity TV - West$89.49View Plan
U300u-verse-tv$60View Plan
Spectrum TV® SilverSpectrum TV$74.99/mo for 12 mos.View Plans
Contour TVCox TV$69.99View Plan

NHL Network

NHL Network is the official channel of the National Hockey League. It has live games (NHL regular season, NCAA college hockey, World Junior Championship), live and postgame coverage, and exclusive NHL programming, such as NHL on the Fly, NHL Tonight, and NHL Live!.

Here’s where you can get the NHL Network.

NHL Network Availability
PlanServicePriceDetails
XTRA All-IncludedDIRECTV TV$79.99View Plan
America's Top 200DISH TV$89.99/mo.View Plan
ExtremeVerizon TV - Fios Gig$79.99View Plan
Digital PreferredXfinity TV - West$89.49View Plan
U450u-verse-tv$110View Plan
Spectrum TV® GoldSpectrum TV$94.99/mo for 12 mos.View Plans
Contour TVCox TV$69.99View Plan

Our recommendation

DIRECTV is the best option for fans of all sports, whether you’re a football fan, basketball fan, or hockey fan DIRECTV offers affordable packages. While DISH is a fierce competitor, pricing will ultimately depend on where you live.

Which provider do you stand by for sports watching? Let us know in the comments!

OUR PICK
DIRECTV TV
Connection Type:
Satellite
Available channels:
330
Starting at $64.99 a month

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