“The channel is strangely addicting … like having your television hard wired to a portable control room parked in your driveway packed with guys with headsets whose only job is to make sure you don’t miss an important play …”
For years, the most important piece of equipment in my household on NFL Sundays wasn’t the television or the snacks or even the beverages, it was the Comcast universal remote control. That is, until we got NFL RedZone. Now, the remote sits forlornly on the sofa, its batteries fully charged, its buttons barely touched.
In the dark ages before NFL RedZone on XFINITY, I would switch between games and pre- and post-game shows, catching highlights and analysis on one channel, while switching to live action on another, hoping I didn’t miss a big play. It was an inexact science that resulted in frustration and lots of missed action. Now, those days are over. I let NFL RedZone do all the work.
Normally, the channel is available as part of Comcast’s Sports Entertainment Package for less than $8 a month. But this Sunday, we are offering a free preview of the channel to all Comcast digital cable customers. You can find it on channel 410 in standard definition or channel 637 in high definition format. NFL RedZone airs every Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m. PST through the completion of the afternoon games.
The channel is strangely addicting. It is like having your television hard wired to a portable control room parked in your driveway packed with guys with headsets whose only job is to make sure you don’t miss an important play in any game from across the country. And believe me: these NFL RedZone guys take their jobs seriously. They move from game to game each time a team is positioned to score inside the 20-yard-line. In addition to live look-ins, coverage includes game highlights and fantasy stats.
If you think about it, the channel makes a lot of sense. I’ve read that the amount of real action that takes place during an NFL game is something like 11 minutes. That leaves a lot of time watching commercials, challenges, huddles, time outs, and really big guys saying hi to their moms while sitting on the bench. Who has time for all that?
Of course, NFL Redzone is just one part of our NFL coverage. NFL RedZone joins Xfinity TV’s multiplatform sports lineup of live TV, Xfinity On Demand and XfinityTV.com that offers the most live sports, including 120 NFL games in HD, with Sunday Night Football on NBC, Monday Night Football on ESPN, Sunday games on FOX and CBS and Thursday Night Football on NFL Network. Xfinity TV customers also have access to NFL Network, which provides On Demand recaps of every NFL game, 24/7 year-round coverage, expert analysis, original programming, and more.