PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers fans have another option for viewing games next season.
Hulu's new live TV service, which was announced Wednesday, will carry Comcast Sports Northwest.
Comcast is the exclusive media partner of the Trail Blazers. The terms of the contract signed in 2016 stipulate that Comcast will have broadcast rights to all Blazers games not aired on national television.
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WIth the addition of Hulu as a carrier of CSN Northwest, Blazers fans can now watch the team's games through the following distribution channels:
- CenturyLink Prism TV
- Frontier TV
- Hulu live TV
- Sony Vue
- Live streaming on CSNNW.com and the NBC Sports app (for authenticated CSN subscribers)
- NBA League Pass (outside of Oregon and Washington)
Hulu's live TV service costs $39.99 per month. It has more than 50 channels in its lineup from the stations owned and operated by the companies invested in Hulu — The Walt Disney Company (ABC), Comcast (NBCUniversal) and 21st Century Fox. It will also carry CBS affiliates.
The $39.99 base price comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage and two simultaneous streams. The cost of the service includes Hulu's monthly on-demand service.
Subscribers can upgrade to 200 hours of cloud DVR storage as well as unlimited streams at home (and three outside the home) for an additional $19.99 per month or $14.99 individually. Showtime programming can also be added for $8.99 per month.
Some popular channels are missing from the service, including AMC, Discovery and Nickelodeon.
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At launch, Hulu live TV will be available on Apple TV, Chromecast and Xbox One, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices.
Other devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and Mac and Windows PCs will get the option soon, according to Hulu.
Here's a list of the channels available on Hulu's live TV service for subscribers in the Portland area:
Comcast Sports Northwest
Nat Geo Wild
Turner Classic Movies
CBS Sports Network
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
NBC Sports Network
Big Ten Network
USA Today contributed to this report.
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