Across all packages and services, the availability of broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, and PBS varies by region—unlike with cable and satellite, not all local affiliates are on-board with streaming yet.
The CW and PBS are particularly hard to come by, but they are available through their own streaming apps and the ole, ever-reliable antenna.
Sling TV and Hulu + Live TV have about the same amount of included sports channels, but Hulu has a slight edge thanks to its wider local-channel lineup.
But then there’s Sling TV’s Sports Extra add-on package (we told you the add-ons would come into play here eventually). This is where Sling TV really evens up the scoreboard.
For an additional $10 a month, you can get Sling TV’s Sports Extra Orange package, which includes NBA TV, ESPN SEC, ESPN SEC+, PAC 12 Network, ESPNU, ESPNews, NHL Network, BeIN Sports, ESPN Goal Line, Stadium, ESPN Bases Loaded, Outside TV, and Tennis Channel.
Or, for the same price, you can opt for Sports Extra Blue package, which gets you RedZone NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, NBC Golf, BeIN Sports, Pac 12 Network, Stadium, Outside TV, Olympic Channel, and Tennis Channel.
Whew. We’re winded just thinking about all that action.
True sportsballers may want them both—overlapping channels and all—for $20 a month. Of course, there’s no combined Sports Extra Orange & Blue add-on package because that would make too much sense. You’re killin’ us here, Sling TV.