NFL signs with Time Warner on NFL Network, RedZone


Time Warner CableThe National Football League and Time Warner Cable ended a nine-year impasse with a new deal that will make the league-owned NFL Network and RedZone Channel available to millions more U.S. homes.

The multiyear accord was announced in a joint statement from the league and Time Warner, which had been the only major cable provider without NFL Network. Financial terms of the contract weren’t disclosed.

“We’re delighted to have reached an agreement for NFL Network and NFL RedZone that provides a good value to our customers,” said Melinda Witmer, executive vice president and chief video and content officer for Time Warner Cable.

The channels will debut in Time Warner and Bright House Networks homes 9/24, when NFL Network is scheduled to show the Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens, reports Bloomberg.

The agreement comes about a month after the NFL reached an agreement with Cablevision Systems to carry the two channels as well.

NFL Network will be placed on digital basic, while RedZone will be placed on Sports Pass, which includes NHL Network and Tennis Channel.

NFL Network airs 13 primetime regular-season games this season, up from eight last season. RedZone is a game-day network that shows touchdowns and important plays inside the 20-yard line.

See the Bloomberg story here