Launched in 2007 the NHL Network is jointly owned by the National Hockey League which has majority share and NBCUniversal. The channel is primarily dedicated to ice hockey, and features live games, specials, analysis, and documentaries. The network also telecasts collegiate hockey games. Headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey, the network utilizes the same facilities as the MLB Network. The decision to move to New Jersey was made after a six-year deal was signed with the MLB in 2015 to take over the management of the league’s digital properties which included the NHL Network.
|Channel||Sports Games Streamed||Free Trial||HD Stream||Cable Required||iOS App||Android App|
|NHL||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes, except with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes|
Watch the NHL Network Without Cable
The NHL Network is widely available across the US via a network of pay-tv services. However, the growing availability of high-speed internet connectivity coupled with the latest smartphones has meant that you no longer need regular cable services. As a matter of fact, an increasing number of people are doing away with their regular cable services in favor of streaming services like Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW. Both services are a lot cheaper than regular cable and don’t require a long-term commitment. The big plus is that subscribers can stream on the go via their apps for a number of smart devices including iPhones and Android devices.
Sling TV starts at $20 a month with DIRECTV NOW costing $35. You can try out both services using the links below:
|Sling (7 Days Free)||DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)|
|Try Sling TV||Try DIRECTV NOW|
Streaming the NHL Network with the Official App
The official NHL app is called GameCenter which gives subscribers to the ability to stream live season and out of market games on their mobile device. A subscription to GameCenter costs $130 a year, or you can choose to pay $100 a year to watch a particular team play. Subscribers can also opt to pay $25 a month.
Which Sports Events are Streamed on by the NHL Network?
The NHL Network mainly streams NHL games. So, you can expect to watch amongst other games the NHL Tonight, NCAA Hockey, Memorial Cup, etc.