Getting in on more of the gridiron action before the close of the NFL’s regular season, Layer3 TV said it has inked a deal to offer NFL Network and NFL RedZone.
The deal, announced Thursday, comes in time to carry tonight’s game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles (also available on NBC and streamed via Twitter), and two games to be offered on NFL Network this weekend – the Cincinnati Bengals vs. the Houston Texans on Christmas Eve, and the Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers matchup on Christmas Day.
Layer3 TV said NFL Network is included in its baseline “allHD Platinum” package (offered to all its subs), and will offer NFL RedZone on its Sports & Info tier, which also features channels such as ESPN Classic, Great American Country, Pac-12 networks, Fox College Sports, Outside Television, Fight Network, Ride TV and CNBC World, among others.
Layer3 TV, a full-freight, IP-based pay TV service, is currently available in the Washington, D.C., metro area, and in the Chicagoland market. Its headquarters city of Denver is also on deck to get service.
Updated: Layer3 TV told The Denver Postthat it expects service to launch in the Mile High City in mid-January 2017, and is now in the process to take pre-orders for consumers who want to be at the top of the list when deployments get underway. To help prime the pump, Layer3 TV is also offering discounts of $10 per month for the first year, the paper noted.
“Layer3 TV’s subscribers can now get all NFL Network games and original programming as well as all the action from Sundays during the regular season on NFL RedZone,” Lindsay Gardner, Layer3 TV’s chief content officer, said in a statement. “Our subscribers deserve the best, so combining NFL Network and NFL RedZone with Layer3 TV’s best-in-class picture quality and innovative technology will deliver NFL fans a crystal clear, in-home experience that won’t go unnoticed.”