Back in August, Sportsnet announced it would be “redefining sports streaming” with its SN Now service, and on Friday the company unveiled the new changes, including offering a new SN Now Free tier, plus dropping the price of these SN Now standard package.
“Sportsnet continues to innovate with SN NOW, offering audiences greater choice and more ways to watch their favourite content,” said Bart Yabsley, President, Sportsnet, in a statement.
“As the Blue Jays continue their exciting chase for a postseason berth and with NHL about to drop the puck on a new season in just a couple weeks, Sportsnet is offering the highest quality streaming of any product in market, at even more affordable price points. And we will continue to add features and enhancements to SN NOW for fans such as stats, overlays, timeline markers, and betting integrations in the near future.”
SN Now Free launches on October 12 and will be available 24/7 at no cost, with select live events every week. Included are next-day replays, on-demand content and original content such as Plays of The Month, Gotta See it, NHL’s Best, and Kes’ House.
As for SN Now Standard, it is now $14.99 per month or $149.99 per year. Previously this was priced at $19.99 per month. Included live content are in-market and national NHL games, plus Blue Jays and MLB, Raptors and NBA, Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, National Bank Open presented by Rogers, Soccer Canada’s Men’s National Team World Cup qualifiers, and original content and video on demand. $10/month add-on possible for WWE Network.
As for SN Now Premium, it’s $34.99/month or $249.99 per year. This option includes everything in the standard package, but adds over 1,300 out-of-market NHL games through NHL LIVE. Extra expanded content includes: FA Women’s Super League, Bundesliga, Super League Rugby, Premiership Rugby, United Rugby Championship, and IndyCar and full access to the WWE Network.
Sportsnet is also offering the WWE Network for $14.99/month or $24.99/month with SN Now Standard. This marks the first time WWE Network is available as a standalone streaming package through SN Now. WWE Network includes all pay-per-views at no extra cost, all live airings of Raw, Smackdown, and NXT, including WWE Network originals.
Sportsnet is owned by Rogers Sports & Media, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc.
SN NOW can be streamed on the web, plus on Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung TV, Ignite TV and Google Chromecast via the Sporstnet app.