Quick Guide: Pro Sports Channels and TV Packages

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

PlanServicePriceView plan
CHOICE™ All IncludedDIRECTV TV$45/mo.*View Plan
America's Top 200DISH TV$79.99/mo.View Plans
PreferredVerizon TV - Fios Gig$74.99/mo.View Plans
Digital PreferredXfinity TV - West$59.99/mo.View Plan
U200u-verse-tv$55/mo.View Plan
TV SilverSpectrum TV$84.99/mo.^View Plan
FiOS TV Extreme HDFrontier TV - FiOS$99/mo.View Plans
Contour TVCox TV$64.99/mo.^View Plan
Data effective 11/19/18. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For 12 months with a 2-year contract, paperless bill, & autopay. Price increases for months 13-24.
For 24 months with a 2-year agreeement and eAutoPay.
For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.
^ For the first 12 months.

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

PlanServicePriceView plan
XTRA All IncludedDIRECTV TV$55/mo.*View Plan
America's Top 200DISH TV$79.99/mo.View Plans
ExtremeVerizon TV - Fios Gig$79.99/mo.View Plans
Digital PreferredXfinity TV - West$59.99/mo.View Plan
U300u-verse-tv$60/mo.View Plan
TV SilverSpectrum TV$84.99/mo.^View Plan
FiOS TV Extreme HDFrontier TV - FiOS$99/mo.View Plans
Contour TVCox TV$64.99/mo.^View Plan
Data effective 11/19/18. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For 12 months with a 2-year contract, paperless bill, & autopay. Price increases for months 13-24.
For 24 months with a 2-year agreeement and eAutoPay.
For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.
^ For the first 12 months.

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

PlanServicePriceView plan
CHOICE™ All IncludedDIRECTV TV$45/mo.*View Plan
America's Top 200DISH TV$79.99/mo.View Plans
ExtremeVerizon TV - Fios Gig$79.99/mo.View Plans
Digital PreferredXfinity TV - West$59.99/mo.View Plan
U300u-verse-tv$60/mo.View Plan
TV SilverSpectrum TV$84.99/mo.^View Plan
FiOS TV Extreme HDFrontier TV - FiOS$99/mo.View Plans
Contour TVCox TV$64.99/mo.^View Plan
Data effective 11/19/18. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For 12 months with a 2-year contract, paperless bill, & autopay. Price increases for months 13-24.
For 24 months with a 2-year agreeement and eAutoPay.
For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.
^ For the first 12 months.

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

PlanServicePriceView plan
XTRA All IncludedDIRECTV TV$55/mo.*View Plan
America's Top 200DISH TV$79.99/mo.View Plans
ExtremeVerizon TV - Fios Gig$79.99/mo.View Plans
Digital PreferredXfinity TV - West$59.99/mo.View Plan
U450u-verse-tv$110/mo.View Plans
TV GoldSpectrum TV$104.99/mo.^View Plan
FiOS TV Extreme HDFrontier TV - FiOS$99/mo.View Plans
Contour TVCox TV$64.99/mo.^View Plan
Data effective 11/19/18. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For 12 months with a 2-year contract, paperless bill, & autopay. Price increases for months 13-24.
For 24 months with a 2-year agreeement and eAutoPay.
For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.
^ For the first 12 months.

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 utlimately depend on where you live. If you like or don’t like this article, or want us to do something similar (e.g., a TV package and pricing guide for European Soccer… should we do it?) let us know.

OUR PICK
DIRECTV TV
Connection Type:
Satellite
Available channels:
330+
Starting at $35 a month

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