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RedZone will be available to every stadium

We’ve recently pointed out that the Patriots and the Ravens will be broadcasting in their stadiums this season NFL RedZone, the channel that offers look-ins to and highlights from every Sunday afternoon game in real time.  We’ve since been informed that the 49ers will have it as well.

Thanks to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal, we won’t have to do 29 other posts on the subject.    Kaplan reports that the league will replace NFL Films highlights with a feed of RedZone.

That said, it will be up to the teams to decide the manner in which the content will be displayed.  “The clubs are in control of the programming,” NFL executive V.P. Eric Grubman told Kaplan.  “They can make the decision.”

So maybe we’ll have 29 other posts, after all.  Since we’re entering the sssslow period, I’m not complaining about that.

In San Francisco, RedZone will be shown prior to the game and at various points during the game.  Since most of the team’s Sunday games will be played at 1:00 ET local time, it means that fans will have an incentive to arrive early — they’ll be able to watch from their seats the final quarter or so of the early games.

But things could get interesting as to the Niners games that begin at 4:05 p.m. ET, as opposed to 4:15 p.m. ET.  There’s a chance that fans at Candlestick Park will experience a Heidi-style moment if RedZone goes dark during a key moment of a game that is finishing in compelling fashion in order to accommodate the kickoff of the game that the fans have paid to see.

UPDATE:  We’re told the Raiders will be showing RedZone in their stadium, too.

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14 Responses to “RedZone will be available to every stadium”
  1. aec4 says: May 31, 2010 1:57 PM

    There won’t be a single 49er game that starts, in San Francisco, at 1pm ET.

  2. shoe says: May 31, 2010 2:22 PM

    LOL….article useless as never a home early game

  3. KD says: May 31, 2010 2:31 PM

    1p.m. ET = 10a.m. PT
    1p.m. PT = 4p.m. ET

  4. PossibleCabbage says: May 31, 2010 2:49 PM

    I assume you meant that the 49ers games would be played at 1 PM local time, which is 4 PM ET?

  5. Youngone says: May 31, 2010 2:55 PM

    1 pm ET local time.
    Slow down florio and collect your thoughts.

  6. 8man says: May 31, 2010 3:12 PM

    It’s been awhile since I’ve been to M&T Bank Stadium, but I don’t remember them being real good at updating the out of town scores. This may help.
    Because some of us have interest in games being played elsewhere. Fortunately, internet ready phones have mitigated some stadium’s reluctance to keep the attending masses informed of action from around the league.
    Fine. Charge me $9 a beer, but you’d better damn well keep me entertained and informed.

  7. kantnockdahustle89 says: May 31, 2010 3:29 PM

    Those new HD screens just built inside M&T Bank should make all these RedZone updates look kickarse.
    Great idea whoever came up with it.

  8. dustindmw says: May 31, 2010 4:13 PM

    This post is full of fail.

  9. funi says: May 31, 2010 5:24 PM

    If every NFL teams can show it, does that mean less peopel will show up at J’ville games then??

  10. jibfest says: May 31, 2010 6:57 PM

    The Browns, Rams, Raiders and Chiefs will NOT be using Redzone as fans know they never reach it.

  11. GaryClark says: May 31, 2010 8:20 PM

    WHO CARES ABOUT ALL THE FREAKS ON THE WEST COAST? THE WORLD IS RUN ON EST! Get over it and start thinking about your priorities!

  12. TheToolofTools says: May 31, 2010 9:15 PM

    The Cleveland Browns will have a blank screen as our feed.

  13. City_Native says: May 31, 2010 11:26 PM

    @ GaryClark says:
    WHO CARES ABOUT ALL THE FREAKS ON THE WEST COAST? THE WORLD IS RUN ON EST! Get over it and start thinking about your priorities!
    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -
    So funny. Thats why all the east coast transplants move to the west coast.

  14. Kaption says: Jun 1, 2010 6:32 AM

    If they were still on the east coast they wouldnt be transplants at all ya ret@rd. They are only called transplants because they MOVED TO the west coast. Get a grip Native.

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