The pro football season is nearly upon us. Although I’ve yet to research my fantasy draft strategy, the NFL marches on. They’ve announced free Sunday Night game web streaming, in conjunction with NBC and utilizing Silverlight. Additionally, the RedZone Channel will be inaugurated on both Comcast and DISH Network.
Sunday night streaming doesn’t do much for me – I like my football from the couch. And regardless of where I travel in the US, I assume they receive NBC. But the RedZone Channel appeals, bringing some of DirecTV’s formerly exclusive football goodness to other providers for a small fee. (The typical Sports packages seem to run 5 or 6 bucks a month.) Here’s an excerpt from the NFL’s marketing spiel, if you’re not familiar with this concept, ideal for those of us with self diagnosed ADD:
Every touchdown. Every game. Live in HD. NFL RedZone will jump from game to game to bring you key moments from around the league — live as they happen on the field in HD. That’s not all NFL RedZone delivers. See fantasy stats, near live and extended highlights and more.
Never thought I’d miss Comcast, but as a new resident of Northern Virginia I’ve inherited Cox Communications. Not only do they have difficulty supporting CableCARDs with tuning adapters, they haven’t yet struck a deal with the NFL to offer this channel. And speaking of television services, although TiVo isn’t offering a fantasy football widget this year it looks like Verizon FiOS TV is.
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