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Is Online Streaming of NFL RedZone On the Way?

To watch NFL RedZone, is to love NFL RedZone. Not everyone, however, is willing to shell out the extra bucks for additional cable and satellite tiers when their monthly bills are already sky high. Plus, more and more households are “cutting the cord” with their TV providers and turning to online options like Netflix, Hulu, and others.

The NFL already offers a handful of online streaming products like NFL Game Rewind, Audio Pass, and Preseason Live which are all well executed, top quality products. So, will NFL RedZone be the NFL’s next online offering?

I couldn’t help but notice this graphic on the NFL RedZone website. There is no additional information other than a simple coming soon message.

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The NFL does have some online streaming products that they offer only outside U.S. and Mexico, such as NFL Game Pass and NFL Network, so it’s entirely possible that this won’t be available in the US. If it is, and is reasonably priced, I can’t image it not being a huge seller.  You can actually get the NFL RedZone online now if you subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go, but that requires shelling out the top shelf price of $350. Plus, reviews of the service have been very negative.

UPDATED (7/28/2012) – The “Coming Soon” banner has been removed from the RedZone website, but I noticed another potential indication of future online Redzone product this past week. I jumped onto the NFL Live Support chat to to fire off a few questions about my account when I noticed a support option for NFL Red Zone – Online.  Naturally, I jumped on and asked about the availability, but was told that the product was “not currently available.” When I asked when or if it might be available I was told “Sorry, I don’t have any further information.”  Bummer, but I’m not surprised that tech support either wouldn’t be in the loop or wouldn’t be authorized to disclose it if they were. For now, I guess we keep waiting.

Would you purchase NFL Red Zone online? If so, how much would you pay for the entire season? $50? $40? $30? More? Less?

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  • RobDX

    Now that I see this, I am thinking of skipping out on getting it for cable. IF it is under 30 I’ll get it. I saw the preview and I thought it was awesome and this makes me want it even more because I only have 1 Digital Cable box and it is in the living room and is hogged on sundays.

  • goldenboy81

    I have been waiting for this and checking up on it daily. I even tried calling the phone number to see when it is coming, however, the automated message system just wants to sell it to you via cable/verizon phone and there is no options to actually speak to a live person. I am one of those people that does all online TV and it has worked perfectly until football season. I would easily pay $50 for the season….

  • Ferickson

    I would pay $50 for this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Averyt/530045292 Jon Averyt

    Dammit, I JUST signed back up for cable because I couldn’t handle not have RedZone last weekend. How did they not have their shit together before the season started?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Averyt/530045292 Jon Averyt

    I sent them a tweet. We’ll see if they write back.

    I would easily pay $100(basically the cost of 1 month of cable) for the whole season. If it was HD. Availablity on consoles (ps3, xbox) would be good too.

  • nick

    I’d pay 99 bucks (>100 makes it a hard sell to the wife) — any idea when???

  • Trafficfiveo

    89 with the ps3 is what i am paying

  • Jeff Reiners

    Great information in this article, very well written. I’d shell out about $50-$60 bucks for the Redzone online. It’s the only way to watch football now with all the delays and commercials during a normal broadcast.

  • rave

    i thinkt Redzone online works if you have redzone subscription for your tv

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180137242 Michael W Parks Jr.

    i think it was $5 a month extra on top of my cable tv subscription, i just recently decided to “cut the cord” as you said, so i hope they have it available for streaming next season. i would probably not want to pay more than $10 a month for it ($40 total). they need to either get it on the xbox, or make the api available so an app can be developed for boxee, and mobile app as well. would also be cool to bundle their services together for year round, nfl network shows, preseason, game rewind, redzone… let’s do it!

  • SA

    I’d pay $50/month. For real.

  • woozy

    Check out their online terms and conditions:

    http://www.nfl.com/help/subscriptions_terms

    Looks like they plan to offer online access to people who already subscribe to the cable channel, similar to how NBC authenticated cable subscribers for online access to the Olympics, and possibly a different standalone product for online-only access. At least that’s how I read the difference between product (g) and (h).

  • Steven D. Ward

    Here is the problem: (h) NFL Network and NFL RedZone Authentication Products (access to live online streaming of NFL Network and NFL RedZone available to customers who subscribe to NFL Network and NFL RedZone with certain authorized television providers) If you have Time Warner as I do, I am screwed. No deal reached. Can’t get NFL network, Redzone or the ticket. Looking for a 49er bar in Long Beach, CA.

  • Pats2012

    I have basic cable and Apple TV, so I am dying for redzone online! Adding it to the Apple TV lineup would be perfection, however I would take an online stream and airplay it. Up to $100 for the season and you’ve got a deal!