NFL RedZone Channel To Go Mobile for 2009 Season
The NFL is planning to make its RedZone channel available on mobile devices next season, marking a drastic departure from the league’s typical stance of protecting its lucrative network TV deals first and foremost.
Accoring to The Wall Street Journal, the move would allow viewers to watch NFL RedZone from areas other than their living rooms – such as a child’s soccer game or family outing – and runs the risk of eroding the audience for the NFL on networks like CBS and Fox (which pay a combined $1.4 billion per season to air live Sunday games).
RedZone is a cable-TV channel that provides coverage of games all day on Sundays, cutting to the action any time a team is within 20 yards of a touchdown. It acts as a viewer’s “remote control,” switching between scoring plays, turnovers, and other plays of interest.
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