If you don't have DirecTV, it's time to pray and give thanks to the NFL gods (katchop)
The NFL announced the launch of a new channel, NFL RedZone. It will be available to all customers that currently have the NFL Network and is in no way connected to the NFL’s Sunday Ticket.
It’s pretty big news if you don’t have (or can’t get) the Sunday Ticket.
The service, scheduled to be launched Sept. 13, will provide fans with a look at the most exciting moments on Sundays, showcasing touchdowns, highlights and live look-ins in high-definition.
The service, hosted by NFL Network reporter Scott Hanson, will switch viewers from game to game, as teams drive inside the 20-yard line, the so-called red zone, giving the audience a chance to see every important play.
Hanson will host NFL RedZone, produced and edited by NFL Network, from a newly constructed, state-of-the-art studio at its Los Angeles headquarters.
NFL RedZone is a new and different service than the Red Zone Channel offered by DirecTV to subscribers to the Sunday Ticket out-of-market package.
NFL RedZone is being made available to cable, telco, satellite and other distributors that have carriage agreements with NFL Network, according to NFL Network president and CEO Steve Bornstein.
NFL Network secured the rights to offer the new service as part of the league’s $4 billion extension with DirecTV to continue to carry the full Sunday Ticket package exclusively during the 2011 through 2014 seasons.