MLB Network and NHL Network headed to FuboTV

FuboTV, which began as a sports-centric streaming service five years ago, is making their own sports lineup a little deeper.

The company announced this week that they’ve added NHL Network and MLB Network to their live TV lineup as a part of the $10.99 a month “Sports Plus” add-on and the $5.99 a month “Fubo Extra” add-on. FuboTV’s Sports Plus also includes NBA TV, NFL RedZone & Pac-12 Networks. NHL Network is available today, while MLB Network is coming in the next few weeks.

Also coming soon is MLB Network Strike Zone, which “takes viewers on a high-speed trip around MLB during the regular season.” During the MLB regular season, this channel whips fans from game to game with highlights, live look-ins, and updates – and zero commercials.

Since the recent departure of PlayStation Vue, this makes FuboTV and SlingTV the only two streaming services to have every major sport’s dedicated channel – NFL Network, NHL Network, NBA TV, and MLB Network.

But, it’s worth noting that Fubo has recently lost some sports networks. Much like YouTube TV, they had trouble negotiating with Fox regional sports networks and the Yankees’ YES Network in January and ultimately dropped them; and, they don’t have ESPN or any other Disney owned networks.

But for most sports fans, FuboTV’s offering are more than enough, and the fact that they’re now only one of two to have every league’s network makes them even more attractive.

Artie Beaty