Sling Blue, the streaming service, has added two brand-new alternate channels for subscribers to have access to more Premier League games.
The addition of the two new NBC Sports overflow channels — named NBCSN Alternate 1 and NBCSN Alternate 2 — are included with Sling Blue and Sling Blue+Orange at no additional charge. On Premier League matchdays where there are several games being played at once, the alternate channels allow NBC Sports and Sling TV to stream Premier League games on those overflow channels that aren’t available on NBCSN, USA, CNBC, NBC or other NBC Sports-related networks.
So, for example, on a typical Saturday during the 10am-Noon ET window, Sling Blue subscribers can now choose from 4 Premier League matches are being played at the same time instead of the two that are available currently. Typically, NBCSN will broadcast one while USA or CNBC will broadcast another. The third and fourth games can now be streamed on NBCSN Alternate 1 and NBCSN Alternate 2.
While the news of the two additional alternate channels is good, it’s not perfect. Ideally, Sling TV subscribers would like to have access to the NBC Sports App so every single game is available to them. But until then, the addition of the two Alternate channels is a good stop gap measure.
CNBC is available to Sling Blue subscribers but only with via World News Extra add-on.
In addition to NBCSN, NBC (in select markets) and the NBCSN Alternate channels, Sling Blue subscribers get access to FS1, FS2, Univision, UniMas, FOX (in select markets) and many other networks. Sling Blue is available on a 7-day free trial. Or if you’d like to have access to the ESPN family of networks, a 7-day free trial to Sling Blue+Orange is also available.
No news has been revealed yet regarding how the two Premier League games every Saturday will be selected. But as soon as we get details throughout the season, we’ll update the Premier League TV schedule page accordingly.