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Sling TV adding NFL Network and RedZone just in time for regular season kickoff

Dish's streaming video service will soon be adding two of football fans' favorite channels to its roster.

Sarah Tew

Football season is just around the corner -- and streaming TV fans will be able to watch more live games than ever before.

NFL Network and NFL RedZone will soon be hitting Sling TV, the Dish-owned service announced Wednesday. That will give subscribers access to the football league's eponymous channel, as well as the "all the action inside the 20-yard line" mashup on RedZone during Sunday's games.

Pricing of the channels wasn't provided, but Sling assured fans that the channels will go live in time for NFL's regular season, which begins September 8.

Earlier this summer Sling TV made updated its service offering to deliver two separate channel tiers, Sling Blue and Sling Orange. The NFL additions will help the service to compete against streaming rival PlayStation Vue, which announced the addition of the same NFL channels just last week. But football fans in some cities may still find Vue enticing because it has some local CBS stations, which show AFC games. (Note that CBS owns CNET.)

Both services offer ESPN, Fox and NBC -- all of which televise NFL games during football season -- but, like CBS on Vue, availability of local stations on the latter two vary by market.

And, of course, the "watch all Sunday games" NFL Sunday Ticket package is another option for hardcore fans.