Comcast Corporation, (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, and the National Football League announced today that they plan to offer Comcast customers the "NFL RedZone*" channel this season as part of its Sports Entertainment Package (SEP).
"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."
"Fans with Comcast now have the ability to see the important plays from NFL games as they happen on Sunday afternoons with our new NFL RedZone channel," said Kim Williams, Chief Operating Officer for NFL Network. "We are thrilled to announce this deal with Comcast that provides fans with an exciting new channel produced by NFL Network that complements the live broadcasts of NFL games on Sunday afternoons."
The NFL RedZone channel, produced by the NFL Network, will air every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. EST through late afternoon games providing Comcast SEP customers with live look-ins and real-time highlights for every NFL game that afternoon. Throughout the NFL football season, the channel will move from game to game providing live action each time a team is poised to score inside the 20-yard line. The channel will also have in-studio coverage to provide real-time scoring and fantasy updates to fans.
This news builds on Comcast's recent announcement that it boosted its sports lineup both on TV and online, delivering even more live sporting events and programming from all of the major professional sports leagues and the best of college sports to millions more customers. The company also previously announced an extensive online sports package on Comcast.net to complement its in-depth international, national and local On Demand sports content. This extensive sports offering gives Comcast customers thousands of live sporting events on their terms through TV, On Demand and online.
* Offering varies by market
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.9 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.0 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.