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Free Preview of NFL Red Zone on Sunday 9/19

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by SDWC, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. SDWC

    SDWC AllStar

    Dec 14, 2005
    I understand this has been noted in the Uplink thread but for those who don't read it often, the Red Zone is available for free preview this Sunday afternoon.

    The guide is showing the information on channels 155 and 155HD. Also 9467 for the HD feed.
  2. hoophead

    hoophead Godfather

    Feb 10, 2008

    Once you have access to this channel you will want to subscribe to it!! :D
  3. CarolinaGuy79

    CarolinaGuy79 Legend

    Sep 9, 2009
    Your right I subscribed to the Sports Pack last week just for this channel and after 1 week I am hooked and in love :)
  4. epokopac

    epokopac Godfather

    Aug 8, 2007
    Very true! Sunday afternoons (during NFL season) will NEVER be the same for me. ENJOY! :D
  5. rcpilot82

    rcpilot82 AllStar

    Oct 13, 2006
    Thanks for the HD feed channel. Called Dish and asked if RZ was available in HD for the free pre-view. Sales rep said no. Guess she didn't get the memo.
  6. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Why was i not given a phone call, a text message, a smoke signal and a hot stone massage indicating this

    EDIT: Man, caps lock filter ruining my fun
  7. gomezma1

    gomezma1 Godfather

    Mar 28, 2006
    I just tried it and the channel is not listed.
  8. opus74

    opus74 Cool Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    What a great channel.

    Now how do I make that silly "Press select for Player Stats" popup quit coming up every time they switch games? :confused:
  9. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    It was probably off-air already if you tried around the time you posted.

    RedZone comes on around 1pm EDT and runs until 7:30pm EDT or somewhere around there if there is still a game going. They have to be off-air contractually before the NBC Sunday night game comes on.. so they have a hard cutoff by 8pm I think, but usually cut-out earlier once all the games have ended..

    Today would have been a good day to check and see how late that was because Houston vs Washington was still going at 7:30pm and might have been the only game still going.
  10. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    they ran until 7:40PM Eastern tonight with the Texans-Skins OT.
  11. Chihuahua

    Chihuahua Legend

    Sep 8, 2007
    I had a pretty good time Sunday watching the free NFL Red Zone preview.
  12. shadough

    shadough Icon

    Dec 31, 2006
    i got to see it in hd for once. i didnt see the popup msg but i think thats cuz i was using pip the whole day. i did see it last week on the standard def ch. And learned not to press select when your watching on delay. it jumps to live when u do.
  13. ggotch5445

    ggotch5445 AllStar

    Sep 27, 2009
    I have to admit that I enjoyed the free look at the Red Zone! And I had my dad over and he seemed to appreciate it- especially since his team, the Steelers, were not being broadcast here locally.

    I found the Zone interesting, and it made for the longest interval where I have sat down and watched football.

    Not being an avid football/sports watcher, I find myself wishing that the NFL, or Dish, would offer such a unique programing choice, as available for a yearly, one time fee, for the few months pro football is active- offering only the Red Zone for that period, as a stand alone item. I see a tremendous potential audience for the Zone, and think it could reach even more individuals, that might not ordinarily watch the NFL, or sports in general.

    And yet, The Zone could still, very well make "full time", regular, in-depth NFL watchers, by essentially demo-ing games. It could be great for all concerned, if it was offered as a stand alone, limited programing choice, rather than being bundled with other sports programming that many, like myself, may not want, or already are getting.

    I know that programing choices that are, or border on alacarte, are not generally feasible, but the Red Zone may well be one of the most innovative ideas that has come down in awhile. Truly, someone at a corporate level was thinking out of the box, for a change! :)

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