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Xfinity Sports Packages, Channels, and Add-Ons

Our experts highlight what Xfinity gives sports fans, including sports channels and league-specific packages.

Best for sports
Xfinity
Pro
Solid local and national sports channel availability
Pro
Reasonable add-on pack pricing
Con
Multiple channels require an upgrade to Ultimate TV
Con
Price hike after 12 mos.
Pro
Solid local and national sports channel availability
Pro
Reasonable add-on pack pricing
Con
Multiple channels require an upgrade to Ultimate TV
Con
Price hike after 12 mos.

Can’t wait to follow your favorite college football team? Want to watch the NBA Finals or international sports matches?

No matter what sport you follow, you’ll find much to like from Xfinity’s cable TV and sports offerings.

Keep reading to find out what sports channels you’ll get with each TV plan when you sign up for Xfinity cable TV service.

We also go over the sports add-ons and regional sports networks avid fans might want.

Why you should trust us: Our expert editors spend thousands of hours researching and testing TV providers every year to give you the most up-to-date and accurate information available.

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Xfinity sports channels

Xfinity’s Popular TV and Ultimate TV packages offer the most variety for sports fans compared to other cable TV providers.

You could say it’s similar to a well-rounded team.

Xfinity’s Choice TV plan has only local channels, so we’ve excluded it from this breakdown. (We’ve also omitted channels like TBS and TNT that show sports games alongside regular programming, but they’re available on every Xfinity plan.)

Here’s what you’ll get from each Xfinity TV plan.

Sports channel Channel number Popular TV Ultimate TV
ACC Network 748
Big Ten Network (BTN) 256
CBS Sports Network 255
ESPN 202
ESPN2 203
ESPNews 102
ESPNU 708
FOX Sports 1 (FS1) 31
FOX Sports 2 (FS2) 73
Golf Channel 207
MLB Network 258
MOTOR TREND (HD only) 205
NBA TV 254
NFL Network 181
NHL Network 259
Outdoor Channel 709
SEC Network 700
Sportsman Channel 990
Tennis Channel 184
TUDN 626

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Xfinity sports packages

Xfinity offers only a few add-ons for sports-watchers, but no other company beats its $10 package for 40+ channels (some of which are entertainment channels).

The More Sports & Entertainment channel pack gives you secondary cable channels, including CBS Sports Network, NFL RedZone, and NBA TV. It’s honestly worth the $10 just for NFL RedZone during the NFL season if you’re also a fan of watching the best plays on Sundays in real-time.

During checkout, you can add an NBA League Pass and NHL Center Ice subscription to your Xfinity cable plan. You’ll want to subscribe to those if you don’t live in the area of your team.

Package Price Features Details
More Sports & Entertainment $9.95/mo.
  • 40+ additional channels
  • Includes ESPNU, CBS Sports Network, and more
View plan
NBA League Pass $14.99/mo.
  • Watch out-of-market NBA games
View plan
NHL Center Ice $69.99/season
  • Watch out-of-market NHL games
View plan

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Blackout restrictions and other conditions apply to all sports programming.

Premium channels on Xfinity

You can add premium cable channels like SHOWTIME® and STARZ® to your channel plan during checkout. While they come with an additional à la carte monthly fee, they’ll make it easy to watch event matches from sports like Bellator MMA.

Regional sports networks on Xfinity

Xfinity offers a solid lineup of regional sports networks (RSNs) to help you catch every mid-week game for your favorite team. So, if you’re currently in need of a specific RSN to watch your MLB team, just know that most RSNs are available on Popular TV, and some are exclusive to Ultimate TV.

Check out our guide below to see Xfinity’s RSN availability in your area.

Channel Channel number Popular TV Ultimate TV
Bally Sports Detroit 30
Bally Sports Florida 51
Bally Sports Indiana 53
Bally Sports Midwest 959
Bally Sports North 28
Bally Sports New Orleans 37
Bally Sports SoCal 33
Bally Sports South 48
Bally Sports Southeast 53
Bally Sports Southwest 37
Bally Sports Sun 50
Bally Sports West 32
Bally Sports Wisconsin 51
Marquee Sports Network 84
Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) 4
Monumental Sports Network 7
NBC Sports Bay Area 40
NBC Sports Boston 52
NBC Sports California 105
NBC Sports Chicago 37
NBC Sports Philadelphia 9
NESN 51
ROOT SPORTS Northwest 30
Space City Home Network 39
SportsNet New York (SNY) 73
SportsNet Pittsburgh 29
YES Network 39

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

What is a regional sports fee?

On Ultimate TV and Popular TV, you’ll have to pay an additional fee for RSNs, typically around $15 per month. TV providers typically pass these fees onto consumers; unfortunately, there’s no way to bypass them.

Spanish-language sports offerings on Xfinity

Xfinity keeps Spanish-speaking families in mind with a sports package that features three of the best sports channels for watching fútbol, fútbol americano, beisbol, y más.

Add-on Price Channel count Key channels Details
Deportes $5.00/mo. 4+ ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, Unverso View Plan

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Is Xfinity worth it for sports fans?

Xfinity offers solid channel coverage for sports fans who want to watch live games. While Xfinity’s RSN coverage in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West region has some gaps, its Bally Sports and NBC Sports coverage is otherwise excellent. If you’re looking for a cable TV package covering the bases, you’ll find much to like with Xfinity.

FAQ

Is beIN SPORTS on Xfinity?

Following a dispute in 2018, Xfinity no longer carries any beIN SPORTS channels.

What channel is FOX Sports on Xfinity?

In most regions, FS1 will be on channel number 31 and FS2 will be on channel 73 on Xfinity.

What channel is CBS Sports on Xfinity?

In most regions, CBS Sports Network will be on channel 255 on Xfinity.

Can I watch live sports on Xfinity?

You can easily watch live sports on Xfinity. You’ll get network channels like CBS, FOX, and NBC with every Xfinity package. Xfinity’s cable packages include live sports channels like ESPN and Fox Sports.

What channels are on Xfinity’s sports package?

Xfinity’s standard cable packages include channels like ESPN, FS1, and CBS Sports Network. If you upgrade to Xfinity’s More Sports & Entertainment package, you’ll get additional channels like ESPNU and NFL RedZone.

Why you should trust us

Our TV experts spent more than a week researching Xfinity’s sports packages and channels. We cross-referenced Xfinity’s channel lineups across more than 40 cities to confirm network and RSN availability across the US compared to competing TV service providers.

Check out our How We Rank page to learn more about our methods.