NFL Network has unveiled a streaming service for the 2017 preseason, including NFL games on Sunday Night Football, a preseason NFL game and NFL games across several cable channels, including ESPN, NFL Network’s sister cable network.
The NFL Network service will launch next week, with the first preseason game scheduled for the Los Angeles Rams vs. the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 28.
NFL Network will offer the streaming content from NFL games, with a full slate of games on NFL.com and NFL app available in October, along with a host of other games and sports-related content, including the NFL Playoffs and preseason NFL Games.
The service will also include the full slate for the 2018 preseason NFL Playoffs.
The NFL Network streaming service will include all of the games that have been streamed in the NFL Network subscription package.
For the full NFL Network slate, check out the league.com/NFL Network page.
The streaming service is the first step in a long-term partnership with ESPN.
The streaming service features the first season of the NFL Draft and the first regular season games of the 2017 season, along.
ESPN is also the exclusive cable partner of the first four preseason games of each year from 2021 through 2024.ESPN is also partnering with NFL Network for the streaming of all regular-season and playoffs games and is also slated to broadcast all 2018 preseason games.
The league also has partnered with NFLN for the exclusive streaming of the 2018 NFL Regular Season from 2020 through 2022.
The first four seasons of the 2019 preseason games will also be available to stream through the NFLN platform, along side the NFL Regular season.
The new NFL streaming service includes the 2018 pre-season games, including a full preseason slate of the league’s 16 regular-seasons and the NFL playoffs.
The slate will also feature the first full slate since the league changed its streaming model in 2016 to stream exclusively from ESPN.
In 2018, the league added four preseason and three post-season preseason games to its slate, along as the league started to offer NFLN access to the 2018 regular- and post-seeding slate.
The first NFL Network broadcast in 2018 was the Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots preseason game.
The game was televised by NFL Network in its entirety for the first time on NFL GamePass and NFL Network Go, along along with other games in the network’s 2018 preseason slate.
NFLN has a deal with NFL Game Pass to stream all preseason games for the next three seasons.
The 2018 preseason schedule will also have four preseason NFL games available through the 2017 regular season slate.
A full slate and the 2018 postseason are expected to be announced soon.