While DirecTV still has the NFL Sunday Ticket, which includes every NFL game every Sunday, many NFL fans and Fantasy Football players are searching for Cable TV providers offering the NFL RedZone channel.
The NFL RedZone channel airs every Sunday during the NFL regular season, and it gives live look-ins in what they call “whip-around” coverage for all of that day’s NFL games on CBS and Fox.
It’s called the “RedZone” because in the NFL, the “red zone” indicates a team is inside their opponent’s 20-yard line and are close to scoring. The NFL RedZone channel will show games where teams are about to score, or scan the other games for interesting storylines developing, if no team is about to score.
This might as well be called the “Fantasy Football Channel,” since most of the people watching are likely Fantasy Football owners, or fans of out-of-town teams. Since the channel highlights possible upcoming scoring plays, Fantasy Football owners are glued to this commercial-free channel for most of that seven-hour block of programming.
Which Cable TV Providers Offer the NFL RedZone Channel?
Know that most Cable TV providers that offer the NFL Network also offer the NFL RedZone Channel. But here is a list of Cable TV companies that offers the bonus channel (you’ll likely have to pay extra to get it, so check with your service provider before Week 1).
You can also get the NFL RedZone channel with U-verse’s Sports Package, which also comes with 21 other sports channels. Some of the other channels included in this package are the Big Ten Network, MLB Network and Barclay’s Premier League.
In 2012, Bright House came to an agreement with the NFL Network on a multi-year deal, and they now offer the NFL RedZone channel in their “Sports Pass” package. That package costs $10 per month, and it offers dozens of sports channels, including the NFL RedZone, NHL Network and YES Network.
Last summer, the NFL Network also made a multi-year deal with Cablevision, which means their Optimum-branded cable service now carries the NFL RedZone channel, also. Both channels are available on Sports and Optimum’s Entertainment Pak, which includes 26 channels.
While ESPN, MLB Network, Golf Channel and the new Fox Sports 1 channel are available on all of Charter’s sports packages, customers will also have the ability to upgrade their package to get the NFL Network and the NFL RedZone channel.
As part of the “XFINITY Sports Entertainment Package,” customers will get several popular sports channels, including the NFL RedZone channel, ESPN Goal Line (the college football equivalent to the NFL RedZone) and the CBS Sports Network.
By subscribing to the Sports and Information Pak, Cox customers will get the NFL RedZone and the NFL Network, along with NBA TV, CBS College Sports, and ESPNU.
If you’ve signed up with DISH Network, you’ll want to add the Multi-Sports Pack, which brings you the NFL RedZone, NBA TV, NHL Network, MLB Network, MLB Strike Zone, and over 20 regional sports networks.
Subscribers of the Sports & Information Digital Pak will be able to add a season subscription to the NFL RedZone channel for a one-time, per season fee.
Suddenlink and the NFL Network came to an agreement a few years ago, and now their customers will be able to see every touchdown of every game on Sunday afternoons.
The TWC Sports Pass features the NFL RedZone Channel, MLB Strike Zone, CBS Sports Network and ESPN Goal Line, among other channels.
Verizon was actually the first major telecommunications distributor to carry the NFL RedZone channel. The NFL Network is included with the FiOS TV Ultimate HD package or as a standalone package. FiOS customers will also get online access to NFL Network programming, as well, with the addition of “Watch NFL Network” package to FiOS TV Online.
These are the major providers that offer the NFL RedZone channel. Check the Digital Landing Deals page to see what providers offer services in your area. You’ll also see which offers are currently available. Enjoy the NFL RedZone channel this fall!
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