NHL Launches First-Ever FAST Channel on The Roku Channel

By Jessica Lerner 

The National Hockey League has launched its first-ever NHL FAST channel, featuring a wide range of NHL programming.

The NHL FAST channel will be accessible to viewers on The Roku Channel on channel 216, starting on Thursday. In the upcoming months, new platforms will also feature the NHL FAST channel.

“The NHL FAST Channel is an exciting addition to our content distribution portfolio that will serve quality NHL content to a broader audience, a vital component in expanding the reach of our game and growing our fanbase,” said Chris Foster, NHL vp, digital business development. “The NHL Fast Channel will be an always-on destination for passionate NHL fans in the United States who are constantly looking to get their fix of dynamic NHL content.”


The NHL FAST channel will offer selected NHL content, such as the most recent NHL game highlights; classic condensed games like the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Stanley Cup Final and NHL All-Star games; and a variety of archived programming.

Hundreds of hours of programming from NHL Original Productions, including Welcome to the NHL and NHL Bound, as well as other shows and documentaries covering the greatest players, teams and figures in NHL history will also be available.

Additionally, the NHL FAST Channel will include occasion-specific content leading up to events, including the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic.

“The Roku Channel is delighted to be the inaugural partner of the NHL as the League makes its exciting expansion into FAST. We look forward to working with the NHL to further broaden its audience by connecting this brand-new channel to our robust audience made up of millions of streamers,” said Ashley Hovey, head of The Roku Channel, AVOD. “Sports is a valuable content category for consumers, and we are thrilled to provide free and easy access to programming from one of the most popular leagues in all of professional sports to our audience.”