DirecTV no longer having Sunday Ticket means the Red Zone is gone as well. Among the many offseason changes being made around the league, the way fans watch NFL Redzone will be slightly different.
It has been confirmed by the league that there will be only one NFL RedZone channel, with Scott Hanson hosting.
“NFL confirms that moving forward there will now only be one NFL Redzone channel. That’s with Scott Hanson hosting,” it was reported on Tuesday. “DirectTV’s deal came to an end and that version of Redzone no longer exists.”
That means DirecTV’s version of RedZone, hosted by Andrew Siciliano, will no longer return.
At the end of Week 18, Siciliano gave a sign-off that seemed to indicate he would not be back.
“And that’s going to do it.
“Thank you for watching the Red Zone channel today, season 18, Week 18, episode 308.”
Then at the end of his wrap-up, he said: “I’ll see you some other day.”
DirecTV’s Red Zone existed first in 2005, four years before the NFL Network’s similar multicast channel hosted by Hanson.
Scott Hanson gives us “seven hours of commercial-free football” each week, allowing us to watch the most important parts of a single game while cutting out the moments that drag the action down. You didn’t have to turn the channel or anything to see other action. You have it all on one channel.
Now that YouTube TV will be the home of NFL Sunday Ticket, the Scott Hanson version of Redzone will be the only one produced.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.