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NFL network redzone channel

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by PA GIANTS FAN, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Aug 16, 2009 #21 of 207
    Red Dog

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    Besides that, why are they going to give something away for free? If they put it on NFLN, people who subscribe to SF for RZC (more than HD), then DTV is out $100. I'm sure when DTV made the extension and ceded exclusivity on RZC, they knew that it would not be on NFLN.

    I love the RZC. It's great for fantasy football and gambling. They do a great job of bouncing around and instantly provide highlights of scoring strikes outside the red zone. The GameMix windows are too small IMO (particularly to keep track of 8 games). I use 3 screens on Sunday: 1 on RZC (audio on that) and 2 games. If I only had one screen, outside of a local Redskins (my team) game, I would watch the RZC.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2009 #22 of 207
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    Like the time? He always says that when Lendale scores. :lol: But yes, I agree - he's great. Lendale lost a lot of weight so it will be interesting what he says this season.

    I would guess he'll still anchor the DTV RZC.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2009 #23 of 207
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    I thought the GameMix windows were too small until I got HD last year, now I think it looks amazing. I like to use it during commercials of the Patriots games.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2009 #24 of 207
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    Ok devils advocate (i liked that movie too) -- if 0.25/sub is such a bad deal then why did Comcast take it ?
     
  5. Aug 16, 2009 #25 of 207
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    Still thought they were too small. If they had a make-your-own-4-game-window option (that fills up 80-90% of the screen), that would rule.

    Who knows. I figure Comcast wouldn't do it unless they thought they could make money on it (which I think they will). The others are just playing hardball (which I think is more tied to the NFLN rate negotiation) IMO.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2009 #26 of 207
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    I'm guessing E* will not agree to carry the separate channel. Charlie likes to play hardball on stuff like this...just another reason why D* is so much better.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2009 #27 of 207
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    It usually does come down to money or some other competitive edge gained in a deal, so I'd have to believe that's a fair assumption.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2009 #28 of 207
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    But I dont think the gamemix channel was ever meant to be watched for long periods of time. More as a reference point to see whats going on.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2009 #29 of 207
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    That's how I use it. And as soon as a game gets particularly interesting, I simply tune to that channel. When that situation is resolved, I go back to Game Mix.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2009 #30 of 207
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    Comcast was offered the channel as part of the deal for them to carry the NFL Network, or to move it to a lower tier package. We don't know that they are paying 25 cents a sub for it, and they may not be paying anything at all.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2009 #31 of 207
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    Plus, Comcast is putting the channel in their Sports tier. I think they need it there because they moved both NFL and NBA out of it. There wasn't much in their sports pack besides CBS College and Fox College Sports. This gives a reason for people to keep spending the $5 a month. I also wouldn't be surprised if they are paying less than $.25 a sub. You gotta imagine they will be advertising very soon they are the only carrier that you can see the redzone channel on.

    I don't blame carriers for saying no $.25 is a lot for a channel that's on 6hrs once a week for 4 months?
     
  12. Aug 17, 2009 #32 of 207
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    So wait -- is this supposed to be the same sort of channel as the Red Zone channel in the Sunday Ticket (mind you, I watched THAT more than anything else on the Ticket)? If so, you just made my day/week/season....
     
  13. Aug 17, 2009 #33 of 207
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    But it doesnt sound like directv will carry the channel.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2009 #34 of 207
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    Everything I have read said every provider outside of Comcast has said no thanks to the channel. I also doubt at least to start D* would want this channel, it will cut directly into their ST subs.
     
  15. Aug 17, 2009 #35 of 207
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    I guess they don't want to cut into their Ticket profits; plus they have to make sure they have room for QVC HD and HSC HD, right? (rolling eyes) :nono2:
     
  16. Aug 18, 2009 #36 of 207
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    If (and that is a big if) this channel becomes popular enough that a majority of the cable systems add it besides Comcast, DirecTv may be forced to add it, or sell their Red Zone channel a-la-cart, to keep people from switching to cable.
     
  17. Aug 20, 2009 #37 of 207
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    I chose to go with Direct TV over Dish because of the NFL Sunday Ticket option. I loved the Superfan option & watched the Red Zone Channel like 90% of the time on Sunday's.

    We've had to cut back on expenses because I lost my job. My wife does well, so we are okay there.

    But, if this new NFL Network produced "NFL RedZone" is not going to be available on Direct TV, there is no reason to stay with Direct TV anymore. Especially if Comcast is the only provider going to be airing "NFL RedZone" this year.

    This doesn't look totally cut & dry yet.....

    Great thread............ Subscribing................


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  18. Aug 20, 2009 #38 of 207
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    OK, now Im confused, I thought that D* was still going to have their own RedZone channel as part of ST. I wouldnt pay more for another RedZone channel on D*. When I was a Comcast customer their sports tier sucked and it only had Fox RSA that dealt with college sports.
    I know I whine about D* alot but its the best as far as sports packages go.
     
  19. Aug 20, 2009 #39 of 207
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    Direct TV is still going to have the Red Zone Channel which is apart of the Superfan package, after you buy in to NFL Sunday Ticket.

    I'm not sure if this NFL RedZone which is apart of the NFL Network, is going to be a free channel or a pay channel.



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  20. Aug 20, 2009 #40 of 207
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    I also haven't read anywhere that the Redzone Channel on Comcast will be in HD. Comcast is tight on space, so I doubt they'd commit a channel to 6 hrs of broadcasting on their network. My sister has Comcast and their sports package, she had debated drpoping it when they moved NFL, MLB, and NBA out of it but now she'll keep it and see what happens. I am curious to see the quality of the channel compared to D*'s version.
     

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