I'm happy to announce that Comcast will be sponsoring Bleeding Green Nation for the remainder of the NFL season. Comcast, being a Philly based company and owner the Flyers and Sixers, is a pretty big deal locally and approached us about helping them get the word out about the new NFL Red Zone channel. The fact that companies like this are coming to us with campaigns like this is a huge testament to the growth we've had as a site and a community.
NFL Red Zone lets you follow all the red zone action on NFL Sunday as it happens. When a team gets inside the two, the network cuts to that game. Not only is this cool for any big NFL fan, it would be awesome for out of market Eagles fans that can't watch the games. You're essentially getting the best parts of every Eagles game live for only a couple bucks a month as opposed to having to shell out the several hundred bucks for the NFL ticket.
The best part is, they are offering a free preview of NFL Red Zone this Sunday for the 1pm games. With the Eagles having a bye, this will be a great chance to check it out.
We certainly won't start bombarding you with marketing messages and this will be the last post dedicated solely to Comcast. I wanted to welcome them on as a sponsor and encourage everyone to check out the free preview this weekend.
A few other things Comcast has going on...
- Recently moved all of the major sports networks to their most popular tier of service giving it to millions more people at no additional charge, and launched ESPNU. Also offering ESPN360 to their internet customers for free.
- Comcast has the new NFL Redzone on its Sports Entertainment Package (about $5-7) this channel is getting a ton of buzz, and fans love it. This weekend Comcast will offer the NFL Redzone for free to all of its 17 million digital customers. The ³free-view² will be available this Sunday, October 4 from 1 PM to 4:15 PM EST.
- This weekend, NFL RedZone joins Comcast¹s current offering of live sports programming, as well as NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, ESPNU, MLB Network, ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Golf Channel, Speed and Versus among others on its Digital Preferred package, and will also be available to its Digital Starter customers. Comcast¹s SEP, the usual home for NFL¹s RedZone, also includes the major professional sports networks, as well as CBS College Sports, Fox College Sports, Fox Soccer, Gol TV, the Tennis Channel and other networks.
- They also have On Demand content from the NFL network whose game recaps of every game every week, draft profiles, player profiles, etc. We also have this type of content for specific teams including the Eagles, Steelers, Bears, Broncos, Seahawks.