Football fans will have a new way to follow the 2021 NFL season.
NFL Media confirmed on Tuesday that the league has put pen to paper on a multi-year agreement to air NFL Network and NFL RedZone on Hulu's live streaming service "by Aug. 1" and the start of scheduled preseason games.
"We are excited to bring NFL Network and NFL RedZone to Hulu + Live TV subscribers," EVP and Chief Operating Officer of NFL Media Hans Schroeder said in the prepared statement. "One of our top priorities as a League remains broadening the distribution platforms for NFL content, and so we're very pleased to bring our lineup of award-winning shows and live games to Hulu's live subscribers starting in the 2021 NFL season."
According to Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing, NFL Network and NFL RedZone are currently set to be available on other platforms such as Dish, YouTube TV, and fuboTV. Lucia adds that Hulu likely will increase the monthly price for its live streaming service by the time the two new networks appear.
"With the addition of NFL Network and NFL RedZone to our channel lineup, Hulu + Live TV continues to be the ultimate destination for sports fans to watch thousands of hours of live sports programming," added Reagan Feeney, SVP, Live TV Content Programming & Partnerships, Hulu. "Starting with the 2021 NFL season, our viewers will have a front row seat to exclusive live games, original shows and other NFL content year-round."
Exact terms of the agreement between the NFL and Hulu weren't disclosed.