Free Sports TV is a UK-based free-to-air multi-sports channel that launched in 2017. Its broadcast rights currently include the KHL playoffs in March and April, plus live coverage of the European Hockey League, a number of Australian V8 Supercar races including the Bathurst 1000 in October and a variety of other motorsports. It also shows delayed and live telecasts of rugby matches including the 2017 Rugby World Cup, Autumn internationals for France and Italy and a number of BUCS games in partnership with RugbyAM.
Streaming services such as Sling and fuboTV are popular among cord-cutters as they can provide many of the same channels you’d get from traditional cable, but for a fraction of the price. But as rights packages get carved up and distributed to multiple streaming partners, it’s not always easy for consumers to find the game they want to watch on the service of their choice.
It’s not impossible, though. There are still a number of legal and legitimate ways to watch sports online without a cable subscription. And the best part is, there’s a little something for everyone – from the true die-hard fan who wants to splurge on a bundle of top-tier sports channels to those who are happy with just a few key networks.
Sling is the most basic option, offering up a selection of broadcast and cable channels for $50 a month. Its Orange plan includes ESPN and three other ESPN-owned channels, while Blue focuses on college basketball with TBS and truTV. But there’s a catch: Blue doesn’t carry ABC or CBS, which airs some of the major college basketball tournament games. And if you want to add NFL Network, it’ll cost you an extra $10 per month.
fuboTV, which is owned by NBCUniversal, offers the most comprehensive sports options of any streaming service. Its base package carries ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS Sports and ESPN, along with regional sports networks. It also has a number of paid add-ons, ranging from $11 per month to beIN SPORTS for US soccer fans to the NBA League Pass for $15 a month for out-of-market NBA games.
Depending on the add-ons you choose, fuboTV will cover all the major pro and college sports leagues in the country. And it will likely be the only place you’ll be able to get a live, high-definition broadcast of an NHL game. But if you’re a die-hard, it may be worth the extra cost. 무료스포츠티비