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Hi folks...anyone been noticing the adds on the NFL Network for their Red Zone Channel beginning this season? I am wondering how this relates to the Sunday Ticket / Super Fan Red Zone channel? I had always thought the RZ channel on the ST/SF package was nearly worth the annual cost of that package alone and now it seems as if the same channel or a channel with the same name even will be available on cable without having to pony up for it as part of the ST/SF packages? Even though I got a great renewal price I may have thought more than twice about re-upping this year if I knew I could get the RZ Channel on my DirectTV package without dropping a couple of hundred bones on it....it is nice to be able to see any game I want in HD though especially as a Dallas fan in the SF Bay Area....but still....just wondering if anyone knows anything about these 2 (or are they one in the same) Red Zone channels?

 

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Hi folks...anyone been noticing the adds on the NFL Network for their Red Zone Channel beginning this season? I am wondering how this relates to the Sunday Ticket / Super Fan Red Zone channel? I had always thought the RZ channel on the ST/SF package was nearly worth the annual cost of that package alone and now it seems as if the same channel or a channel with the same name even will be available on cable without having to pony up for it as part of the ST/SF packages? Even though I got a great renewal price I may have thought more than twice about re-upping this year if I knew I could get the RZ Channel on my DirectTV package without dropping a couple of hundred bones on it....it is nice to be able to see any game I want in HD though especially as a Dallas fan in the SF Bay Area....but still....just wondering if anyone knows anything about these 2 (or are they one in the same) Red Zone channels?

 

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http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/showscontent...ectType=redzone

 

Interesting

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Sounds like it's audio only with scrolling stats? :wacko:

 

Correct. Definitely not the same as the Red Zone Channel on Directv. If it was, I would cancel the ticket. Bummer.

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They've always had this. The name may be the same but it's not the same product. The DirecTV version has actual live footage, switching you to games as scoring plays are about to happen. The show on NFL Network is stats driven. It scrolls through box scores and provides no live game feeds.

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I think it will be different than in years past and will jump to live game action (at least that is what it sounds like to me!)

 

NFL Redzone TV

 

It says on there Near Live and extended highlights!

 

This says it's a "new channel" not that it's a show aired on NFL Network. If it's a new channel I don't know how many providers will carry it this year. Definitely worth keeping an eye on though!

 

Found this article discussing

 

From Monday - Comcast only carrier at the moment

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As I understand it, and who knows just how accurate "Marco" from Comcast was, this will be a separate channel available in the Digital Classic tier on Comcast (the same tier that the NFL Network will be available in, along with ESPNU, NHL Network, NBA TV, thanks to the deal Comcast and NFLN reached earlier this summer); in other words, if you're already getting that package, you'll get the Red Zone channel and won't have to do anything else.

 

And yes, it will be similar to the Red Zone Channel that's part of Sunday Ticket: live (or "near live") look-ins at games where a team is getting close to scoring, etc. It's part of the compromise between Comcast and NFLN that got NFLN moved off the premium tier and down to a less restrictive tier. Availability date for the Red Zone Channel is September 13, which is also the first Sunday of regular season NFL action. As for non-Comcast cable outlets, you have to think that it's another great bargaining chip for the NFL as they try to get more eyes on their programming. And for cable outlets, as noted in the posts above it's a way to get as much NFL as possible without having to get DirecTV.

 

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As I understand it, and who knows just how accurate "Marco" from Comcast was, this will be a separate channel available in the Digital Classic tier on Comcast (the same tier that the NFL Network will be available in, along with ESPNU, NHL Network, NBA TV, thanks to the deal Comcast and NFLN reached earlier this summer); in other words, if you're already getting that package, you'll get the Red Zone channel and won't have to do anything else.

 

And yes, it will be similar to the Red Zone Channel that's part of Sunday Ticket: live (or "near live") look-ins at games where a team is getting close to scoring, etc. It's part of the compromise between Comcast and NFLN that got NFLN moved off the premium tier and down to a less restrictive tier. Availability date for the Red Zone Channel is September 13, which is also the first Sunday of regular season NFL action. As for non-Comcast cable outlets, you have to think that it's another great bargaining chip for the NFL as they try to get more eyes on their programming. And for cable outlets, as noted in the posts above it's a way to get as much NFL as possible without having to get DirecTV.

 

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Dang, I got Verizon FIOS

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As I understand it, and who knows just how accurate "Marco" from Comcast was, this will be a separate channel available in the Digital Classic tier on Comcast (the same tier that the NFL Network will be available in, along with ESPNU, NHL Network, NBA TV, thanks to the deal Comcast and NFLN reached earlier this summer); in other words, if you're already getting that package, you'll get the Red Zone channel and won't have to do anything else.

 

And yes, it will be similar to the Red Zone Channel that's part of Sunday Ticket: live (or "near live") look-ins at games where a team is getting close to scoring, etc. It's part of the compromise between Comcast and NFLN that got NFLN moved off the premium tier and down to a less restrictive tier. Availability date for the Red Zone Channel is September 13, which is also the first Sunday of regular season NFL action. As for non-Comcast cable outlets, you have to think that it's another great bargaining chip for the NFL as they try to get more eyes on their programming. And for cable outlets, as noted in the posts above it's a way to get as much NFL as possible without having to get DirecTV.

 

2V

 

That sounds great. Let's hope that your boy "Marco" is right. I was hoping I would get it and I would have been willing to pay for it, but this is all the better!

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2V is correct. The NFL Network Red Zone channel is completely different from the DirecTV Sunday Ticket Red Zone channel. Unfortunately they are having a difficult time getting it carried (just like they did with the NFL Network) and so far only Comcast has signed on. Last I heard the new channel didn't even have their on-air talent hired yet. I'm sure they will by show time, but the initial reaction from the cable carriers has been lukewarm at best.

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2V is correct. The NFL Network Red Zone channel is completely different from the DirecTV Sunday Ticket Red Zone channel. Unfortunately they are having a difficult time getting it carried (just like they did with the NFL Network) and so far only Comcast has signed on. Last I heard the new channel didn't even have their on-air talent hired yet. I'm sure they will by show time, but the initial reaction from the cable carriers has been lukewarm at best.

So, if they only have Comcast, will it be scrapped then, or is Comcast big enough that it will carry it until they drum up more interest? Is it a definite for this year on Comcast? :fingerscrossed:

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I'm hoping Dishnetwork picks this up.

 

Yellowdog,

 

I work for DISH Network and let's just say that Comcast isn't the only provider picking this up for 2009. If you have DISH you will be very happy come Sept. :wacko:

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Just got off the phone with Comcast... the RedZone Channel isn't being offered in Northern California currently...

 

Was really hoping to avoid Sunday Ticket... :wacko:

 

I really hope that doesn't happen in my area. I would be extremely pissed! I am already sick of hearing that the Tigers are being brought to me in crystal clear high definition by Comcast, and I cannot get them in HD in my area through Comcast!

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