Touchdown TWC and Bright House Networks in NFL carriage deal

Editor | 23-09-2012

Proving again the strength of sport in delivering audiences, particular football, NHL Network has reached multi-year carriage agreements with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are major cable providers in the home markets for 12 NFL teams: Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New York Giants, New York Jets, San Diego and Tampa Bay.

NFL Network offers 13 primetime NFL regular season games from September to December and claims to be the American football destination, airing seven days a week. The offer includes NFL Total Access, NFL GameDay, Top 10, Playbook, NFL Replay and NFL Classic.

NFL Network also features every NFL preseason game, the Senior Bowl, plus more coverage of the NFL Draft, Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony, NFL Scouting Combine and Super Bowl than anyone else.

For Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, NFL Network will be available on the Digital Basic and Sports Pass tiers, and NFL RedZone will be available to Sports Pass customers.

NFL Network and NFL RedZone will debut on the respective second- and sixth-largest cable provider in the US beginning 23 September with full launch before 27 September 27.

“We are excited to work with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to bring fans football 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” said NFL Network President and CEO Steve Bornstein. “Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks subscribers will be able to enjoy our weekly Thursday Night Football schedule, our award-winning Sunday NFL GameDay shows, NFL Total Access, NFL Films programming and much more. In addition, the NFL RedZone channel is a truly exciting way to enhance your Sunday football viewing experience each and every week.”

“We’re delighted to have reached an agreement for NFL Network and NFL RedZone that provides a good value to our customers,” enthused Melinda Witmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Video and Content Officer for Time Warner Cable. “The additional games this year and the proven appeal of NFL RedZone will certainly prove to be a draw for our customers. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the NFL.”

“We thank our customers for their patience while a fair deal was reached for all involved,” added Steve Miron, CEO, Bright House Networks. “It is especially rewarding to say yes to our customers who have requested NFL Network’s award-winning coverage.”