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NFL channel featuring library content to launch on Pluto TV

The NFL has launched a new channel on US streaming service Pluto TV and renewed an agreement to continue distributing its NFL Network and NFL RedZone programming services on PlayStation Vue.

The NFL Channel provided by the Viacom-owned Pluto TV will be a “specially curated feed” of iconic library content, featuring productions from NFL Films and NFL media.

The channel will feature programming such as previous seasons of the ‘Hard Knocks’ series, team-specific season recaps dating back over a decade and replays of classic games. The channel has been launched to coincide with the NFL’s 100th season celebration.

New content will also include ‘NFL Top 100 Players of 2018’ and digitally-produced recaps, previews, press conferences, moments and more.

Viacom acquired Pluto TV for $340m (€306m) in a takeover at the start of this year.

Meanwhile, the NFL Network and NFL RedZone services will remain on the PlayStation Vue streaming service after the NFL signed a new national distribution agreement with Sony Interactive Entertainment. The agreement will cover the forthcoming 2019 season.

PlayStation Vue subscribers will continue to receive access to the services through NFL.com, as well as via the NFL and NFL Network apps. NFL Network will be included in the Core plan for $54.99 (€49.54) a month on PlayStation Vue, with NFL RedZone to be included in the Sports Pack, which costs $10 a month and requires a Core or higher package.

NFL Network will air all 65 pre-season games, Thursday Night Football games, shows such as ‘Good Morning Football’ and ‘NFL GameDay Morning’, and a suite of programming and content to celebrate the league’s centenary season.

NFL RedZone delivers key moments from all games on Sunday afternoons during the NFL regular season.