Sling Freestream Adds Eight New Channels

Sling Freestream has added eight new channels, including dedicated dog programming, Broadway shows, high-stakes poker and coverage of the fastest growing sport in America — pickleball.

New Sling Freestream channels include:

  • Ace TV, offering action, adventure, mystery and drama;
  • Pickle TV, all about the fastest growing sport in America, pickleball;
  • The Red Green Channel, which follows a hapless handyman, Red Green, as he welcomes viewers to Possum Lake, Canada, where Red, his nerdy nephew Harold and other colorful characters film a do-it-yourself TV show;
  • Fido TV, a channel dedicated to dogs with original programming that includes episodes on specific breeds, training and behavioral issues, and rescue shows;
  • Lacrosse TV, the premiere multi-platform media network devoted to the sport of lacrosse;
  • MotoAmerica TV, curated by MotoAmerica, which features an extensive library of races and additional content of the Superbike, Stock 1000, Supersport, Twins Cup, and Junior Cup classes from throughout the series’ history;
  • Broadway on Demand, which provides fans with a 360 degree view of shows from Broadway, Off Broadway, West End, documentaries and more; and
  • World Poker Tour, which ignited the global poker boom with a television show based on a series of high-stakes tournaments.

With the addition of the new programming, Sling Freestream features more than 24 channels of free sports programming. In addition, the Sling Freestream library contains 24 entertainment-devoted channels with movies and TV shows. Sling Freestream now offers more than 275 channels and more than 41,000 on demand titles that are all free.

Sling Freestream is available through the Sling app on Roku, Comcast, LG, Samsung, Xbox and Vizio devices.

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Peacock Streaming Professional Lacrosse

NBCUniversal’s subscription streaming service Peacock will be the new streaming home of the Premier Lacrosse League for the upcoming 2021 season, both parties announced March 3. The deal features live and commercial-free streaming coverage of every game this season, including 23 games that will stream exclusively on $4.99 monthly Peacock Premium and NBC Sports. Coverage on Peacock effectively replaces last season’s “Premier Lacrosse League Pass” on NBC Sports Gold

“Exclusive Premier Lacrosse League games add even more exciting live sports content to Peacock Premium,” Rick Cordella, EVP and chief revenue officer for Peacock, said in a statement.

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Indeed, Peacock, like the pending Paramount+ and ESPN+, offer streaming access to live sports.

“Through our first two seasons we’ve learned that our audience is not only growing in size but are easily adaptable to new media and technology,” said Paul Rabil, PLL co-founder and CMO.

PLL on Peacock will be complemented by television coverage that will air across both NBC and NBCSN. All games airing on TV will also stream on Peacock, live and commercial free. The 2021 PLL streaming and television schedule will be announced closer to the start of the season, which begins June 4. To learn more, click here.

Peacock currently features live sports content from Premier League, US Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Rugby, Supercross, Skiing, and Snowboarding. Highlights of Peacock’s previous live sports offerings include a Sunday NFL Wild Card playoff game, U.S. Open golf, U.S. Women’s Open golf, and upcoming events include Olympics and Paralympics coverage.

Peacock Originals available on demand include “Lost Speedways,” hosted by Dale Earnhardt Jr., and “In Deep with Ryan Lochte.” Peacock offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original “Brother From Another,” as well as “The Dan Patrick Show,” “PFT Liveand “The Rich Eisen Show.”