Story from the sky report 08/16/2007, please visit www.skyreport for the latest in satellite television news.
It may not be as inclusive as the NFL Sunday Ticket, but for a satellite company without exclusive rights to every professional football game, EchoStar is doing its best to lure fans of the gridiron to its DISH Network service. The nation's second largest satellite TV provider has started to push its Football 24/7 package - which includes the NFL Network - for a starting price of $30 per month which includes high-def.
DISH said subscribers to the football package will receive ESPN NFL Network's lineup of eight exclusive regular season games on Thursday and Saturday nights - all beginning on Thanksgiving later this year. The network will also air 52 preseason games, including 34 in HD, along with director's cut game replays, past Super Bowl games and other classic NFL matchups.
Not included in the monthly subscription fees, but a way for football fans to get more into their favorite team's season, DISH is also offering custom satellite dish covers. The company has an exclusive line of DishSkinz that come in several different designs, including all 32 NFL team logos. DISH said prices for the Skinz are determined by the local retailer.