In addition to the NBC network, various Olympics events will be broadcast on the NBCUniversal pay channels USA, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, and NBCSN. Channels like these are normally included in many basic cable packages. But instead of opting for cable, you could go with the Dish Network-owned streaming service Sling TV. The newly introduced Sling Blue streaming service costs $25 per month and bundles NBCSN (which will alone have 330 hours of Olympics coverage this summer), Bravo, and USA, plus your local NBC station in select markets. CNBC and MSNBC, which are scheduled to air 42 and 72.5 hours of the games, respectively, aren’t normally included with the basic Sling Blue deal, but they’re available to viewers at no extra cost throughout the 2016 Olympics.
As always, new Sling TV subscribers can check out a free 7-day trial before having to pay for the service. Take note that the Sling Blue package doesn’t include many other traditional cable TV channels like ESPN, Comedy Central, and the Disney Channel. For a streaming package that covers all of the above and more, Sling TV is asking $40 a month—which is about what a cable TV bundle costs.