Politico is reporting that NBCUniversal is moving forward with plans to launch a premium cable channel that will be similar to HBO Now, and will include premium sports programming.
The network’s new plans for its premium channel were first reported by Deadline.com, but Deadline has since reported that the network is also looking to bring the channel to more countries.
In addition to the premium channel, NBCUniversal has also acquired a new cable network for $1.4 billion that will carry NBC Sports, ESPN, MLB Network, and more.
The new channel will also carry the NBC Sports live stream.
It will be available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Amazon’s Fire TV Stick.
NBCUniversal’s acquisition of HBO Now has not yet been confirmed, but it has been confirmed that the channel will include a premium sports section that is expected to be available to HBO subscribers at some point in the future.
In a statement, a spokesperson for NBCUniversal said that the HBO Now premium channel will launch “soon,” which will be on top of HBO’s existing content offerings, including its original series, live sports, documentaries, and documentaries.
HBO is also expected to continue offering premium sports content as it expands its network into other countries. For more: