Comcast, DISH Network to carry new 'NFL RedZone'

Two of the top distributors to carry the new channel that brings fans the crucial plays and every touchdown on Sunday afternoons this season

Comcast Cable systems and DISH Network have agreed to carry NFL Network's new NFL RedZone channel this season, it was announced Monday. Starting Sunday, Sept. 13, NFL RedZone will be available through two of the nation's largest distributors, Comcast and DISH Network.

"We are pleased to announce the first two deals for our new NFL RedZone channel that complements the live broadcasts of NFL games on CBS and FOX Sunday afternoons," said Kim Williams, chief operating officer for NFL Network. "We are in discussions with other distributors and look forward to announcing more distribution deals for one of the most exciting new products now available to cable operators and telcos."

"Inside the 20, fans are focused, leaning forward on the edge of their seats. With NFL RedZone, our customers get that intense live action experience for all the NFL games on every Sunday afternoon," said Derek Harrar, general manager and senior vice president of video services for Comcast. "The addition of NFL RedZone represents yet another major enhancement to our overall sports offering for Comcast customers."

"NFL RedZone is the most exciting thing to happen to football since high definition," said Ira Bahr, chief marketing officer for DISH Network. "There's no better way to kick off the 2009 NFL football season than by changing the way America watches football, and DISH Network is pleased to offer consumers an opportunity to catch every touchdown and the biggest plays as they happen."

NFL RedZone is hosted by Scott Hanson from the new state-of-the-art NFL RedZone studio at NFL Network's headquarters in Los Angeles and debuts on the first Sunday of the 2009 NFL regular season Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

Produced by NFL Network, NFL RedZone whips around every NFL game on Sunday afternoons delivering the touchdowns and most exciting moments as they happen and in high definition. When a team goes inside the 20-yard line, fans see the crucial plays live. The channel keeps fans up-to-date in real time, switching from game to game with live look-ins, highlights and a chance to see every important play.

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