It isn't quite ESPN, but sports fans who also happen to love technology -- yes, they exist -- will be happy to know that choosing Google Fiber doesn't mean going without NFL Network and NFL RedZone. All Google Fiber subscribers will get NFL Network, while NFL RedZone will run you $10 a month, but for only four months of the year. Not exactly just in time, though, as you won't be able to subscribe to NFL RedZone until one day after the first Sunday of football on September 10th. Either way, this is huge news if you're a fan of the most popular sport in the US -- but not so much for Timer Warner Cable which is the single biggest cable provider who doesn't carry it, and happens to compete against Google for subscribers in Kansas City.
Google Fiber signs multi-year deal to carry NFL Network & NFL RedZone
NFL Network and Google Fiber, a new TV provider in Kansas City, have reached a multi-year agreement for carriage of NFL Network and the NFL RedZone channel, it was announced today.
All Google Fiber TV subscribers will get NFL Network and customers will also be able to subscribe to the NFL RedZone channel on an ala carte basis.
"We are excited to offer the popular NFL Network and NFL RedZone channels to Google Fiber customers," said John Malkin, NFL Network vice president of affiliate distribution. "Google Fiber subscribers will be able to enjoy our expanded 13-game Thursday Night Football schedule, Sunday NFL GameDay shows, NFL Total Access, Emmy Award-winning NFL Films programming and much more. In addition, NFL RedZone features every touchdown from every game on Sunday afternoons."
NFL Network is the destination for all that happens around the sport of football. NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides viewers with more than 2,500 hours per year of original programming, including: NFL Total Access, NFL GameDay, the new four-hour NFL AM weekday morning show, Top 10, Playbook, NFL Replay, NFL Classic Games plus the Emmy award-winning Sound FX and America's Game.
The Emmy-Award nominated a A Football Life series features Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen, who played for the Chiefs from 1993-97 and ranks third in NFL history with 123 rushing touchdowns, on Dec. 12 exclusively on NFL Network.
The extraordinarily popular NFL RedZone, produced by NFL Network, 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. For more information on NFL RedZone, visit www.nfl.com/redzonetv.
Google Fiber customers will be able to subscribe for the package starting on September 10th by visiting fiber.google.com.
About Google Fiber
Google Fiber is offering a Gigabit Internet connection that is 100 times faster than today's average broadband, and a TV service which delivers a new, user-focused television experience. Both of these services are available at a competitive price in Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO.
About NFL Network
NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the only television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. Fans turn to NFL Network to receive inside information and insights straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news.
NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps. For more information log onto NFL.com, the exclusive home of NFL Network, NFL video highlights, NFL chats, news and information.