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Encyclopedia > NFL Network
NFL Network
Launched November 4, 2003
Owned by National Football League
Country Flag of the United States United States
Headquarters Flag of the United States Los Angeles, California, USA
Website www.nflnetwork.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 212
Channel 212 (HDTV)
Dish Network Channel 154
Channel 9426 (HDTV)
Cable
Available on few cable systems Check Local Listings for channels

NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. It was launched November 4, 2003, only eight months after the league's 32 team owners voted unanimously to approve its formation. The league invested $100 million to fund the network's operations. Image File history File links NFLNetwork. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NFL redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ... A specialty channel or specialty service is a television channel, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ... NFL redirects here. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Unanimity is near complete agreement by everyone. ...


NFL Films produces commercials, television programs, and feature films for the NFL. It is a key supplier of NFL Network's programming, with more than 4,000 hours of footage available in their library. Thus, much of the network's highlights and recaps feature NFL Films' trademark style of slow motion game action, sounds of the game, and the talk on the sidelines. NFL Films is a Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based company devoted to producing commercials, television programs, feature films, and documentaries on the National Football League, as well as other unrelated major events and awards shows. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Film may refer to: photographic film a motion picture in academics, the study of motion pictures as an art form a thin skin or membrane, or any covering or coating, whether transparent or opaque a thin layer of liquid, either on a solid or liquid surface or free-standing Film... NFL Films is a Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based company devoted to producing commercials, television programs, feature films, and documentaries on the National Football League, as well as other unrelated major events and awards shows. ...


Beginning with the 2006 season, the channel began to broadcast eight prime time regular season NFL games, dubbed "The Run to the Playoffs". In addition, the network has covered the last two NFL drafts (2006 and 2007); its coverage has competed with ESPN and ESPN2. Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... The 2006 National Football League Draft , the 71st in league history, took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006. ... The 2007 National Football League Draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 28 and April 29, 2007. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ...


The NFL Network broadcasts out of studios in Culver City, California, near Los Angeles. Motto: The Heart of Screenland Location of Culver City in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1917-09-07 [2] Government  - City Manager Jerry Fulwood [1] Area  - City  5. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...

Contents

Executives

  • Steve Bornstein, President and CEO; also, the NFL's Executive Vice President of Media (also the former Chairman of ESPN, and served as president of ABC)
  • Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films (sports filmmaker, winner of multiple Emmy Awards)
  • Howard Katz, Chief Operating Officer of NFL Films (veteran TV sports executive; former president of ABC Sports; former ESPN Senior Vice President)
  • Judy Fearing, Senior Vice Preident of Consumer Marketing (former ESPN and Pepsi marketing executive)

Steve Bornstein is currently the President and CEO of the NFL Network and is also the NFLs Executive-VP of Media. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... Steven Sabol is the president, and one of the founding members, of NFL Films. ... NFL Films is a Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based company devoted to producing commercials, television programs, feature films, and documentaries on the National Football League, as well as other unrelated major events and awards shows. ... An Emmy Award. ... NFL Films is a Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based company devoted to producing commercials, television programs, feature films, and documentaries on the National Football League, as well as other unrelated major events and awards shows. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Pepsi Cola is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ...

Live NFL games

Main article: Run to the Playoffs

NFL Network televised eight live regular season games during the 2006 season. They ran on either Thursday or Saturday nights, beginning Thanksgiving evening[1]. Five games aired on Thursday nights and three on Saturday nights. These games also aired on broadcast TV in the primary media markets of the participating teams, although the home team's market broadcasts the game only if it is sold out 72 hours before game time. Run to the Playoffs is the brand name used by NFL Network for its schedule of live regular season telecasts of National Football League games on Thursday and Saturday nights. ... The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... For other uses, see Thanksgiving (disambiguation). ... A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ... The television rights to broadcast National Football League (NFL) games are the most lucrative and expensive rights of any sport. ...


Veteran TV announcer Bryant Gumbel was the play-by-play announcer, and former FOX and current NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth was color commentator for six games. Collinsworth missed two Saturday games due to his NBC commitments. Dick Vermeil was his replacement in that event. Collinsworth won the Sports Emmy for best game analyst for his work on the NFL Network telecasts. Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948), is an American television personality for news and sports programs. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ... Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBCs broadcasts of Sunday night National Football League (NFL) games starting in the 2006 NFL season. ... Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio), is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBCs broadcasts of Sunday night National Football League (NFL) games starting in the 2006 NFL season. ... Dick Vermeil is a former American head coach for the National Football Leagues Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. ...


These games are also broadcast on Westwood One Radio in the United States and by TSN in Canada. The rights to all NFL games on the radio is currently owned by Westwood One, which co-produces the radiocast with CBS Radio. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ...


In August 2007, the network televised the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New Orleans Saints. August 2007 is the eighth month of that year. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame Game is an annual National Football League pre-season exhibition game that is held a few days after the Pro Football Hall of Fames induction ceremonies. ... Steelers redirects here. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference...


The 2007 schedule began on Thanksgiving night, November 22, with a game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Gumbel and Collinsworth returned as the booth announcers. is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia that is owned and operated by The State of Georgia who operates The Dome, The Georgia World Congress Center, and Centennial Olympic Park. ...


Other football

NFL exhibition season

NFL Network televises 54 NFL exhibition games each August. Some are aired live, but a majority of these contests air on a tape-delayed basis, using the home team's local broadcast for the first half and the visitors' broadcast for the second half. In 2007, eight live broadcasts were scheduled; two of them were produced by NFLN using the "Run to the Playoffs" production crew and the other six used the format just mentioned.


College football

NFL Network televised the Insight Bowl between Minnesota and Texas Tech on December 29, 2006, from Tempe, Arizona[2]. The Insight Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season American college football bowl game played in Arizona since 1989. ... The 2006 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team will represent the University of Minnesota in the college football season of 2006-2007. ... Texas Tech University is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas, established in 1923 originally as Texas Technological College. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated November 29, 1894 Government  - Mayor Hugh Hallman Area  - City  39. ...


The 2006 Insight Bowl featured the biggest comeback in NCAA Division I-A bowl history, with Texas Tech coming back from a 38-7 third-quarter deficit to win 44-41 in overtime. The network has made the game available for free online viewing at its site[3]. 2006 Insight Bowl Biggest Comeback in Division I-A Bowl History Bowl Game Texas Tech Red Raiders at Minnesota Golden Gophers Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-7) 41 December 29, 2006 Sun Devil Stadium The 2006 Insight Bowl, a college football bowl game held on December 29 at Sun Devil Stadium...


The network also broadcast the Texas Bowl in Houston, whose promotion rights are owned in part by the NFL's Houston Texans. It was played December 28, 2006. Rutgers defeated Kansas State, 37-10[4]. The Texas Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been held for the first time in 2006 in Houston, Texas. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rutgers Scarlet Knights football. ... Kansas State Universitys athletic teams are called the Wildcats, and their official color is royal purple; white and silver are generally used as complementary colors. ...


The network also showed a college all-star games after the season. The Under Armour Senior Bowl, in Mobile, Alabama which was played on January 27, 2007[5]. NFL Network was also expected to show the Las Vegas All-American Classic in Henderson, Nevada on January 15, but the game was canceled due to lack of sponsorship. The Senior Bowl is an all-star college football exhibition game usually played either at or towards the end of the college football season in January. ... It has been suggested that List of people from Mobile, Alabama be merged into this article or section. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Las Vegas All-American Classic is an annual post-season college football all-star game played each January or February since 2002. ... A view of Black Mountain above Henderson, Nevada. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 14, 2007, the network showed the Nebraska Cornhuskers' spring football game. is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Head coach Tom Osborne (interim) 26th year, 255–49–3 Home stadium Memorial Stadium, Lincoln Capacity 84,067 - FieldTurf Conference Big 12 - North First year 1890 Athletic director Tom Osborne Website huskers. ...


The network plans to show the Insight, Texas, and Senior bowls again in late 2007 and early 2008. In addition, it showed two games between historically black colleges and universities in the 2007 season, one of which was the Circle City Classic at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... The Coca-Cola Circle City Classic is an annual American football game featuring two historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs) that play at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... The RCA Dome is a domed stadium located in Indianapolis, Indiana which is the home of the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ...


High school football

NFLN aired two broadcasts of high school all-star games in June 2007: the Bayou Bowl between players from Texas and Louisiana on June 9 (NFLN carried the FSN Southwest feed live), and the Big 33 Football Classic between players from Pennsylvania and Ohio on June 16. June 2007 is the sixth month of that year. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... FSN Southwest is a regional cable sports network that operates in all or parts of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arkansas. ... The Big 33 Football Classic is an all-star American football game featuring the top high school football players in Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Programming

Main article: List of programs broadcast by NFL Network

// Americas Game: The Super Bowl Champions In Their Own Words Making the Squad NFL Films Presents NFL Follies NFL Top 10 College Football Now NFL GameDay NFL Scoreboard NFL Total Access Point After NFL Game of the Week NFL Classics NFL Preseason NFL Replay Run to the Playoffs Super...

Service

The channel is a cable and satellite television network offering a linear standard-definition channel; a high-definition simulcast feed (NFL Network HD); and video-on-demand product including extended game highlights and Emmy-Award winning programs from the NFL Films library. Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ...


International distribution

NFL Network is also available on most major service providers in Canada, including Bell ExpressVu, Star Choice, Rogers Cable, and Shaw Communications. Regular-season NFL broadcasts will be blacked out in Canada to protect TSN, which has purchased exclusive Canadian rights to the Thursday-Saturday package. NFL Network is also shown in Mexico. Bell ExpressVu is the division of Bell Canada Enterprises that provides satellite television service across Canada. ... Star Choice is a direct broadcast satellite television distributor in Canada which is majority-owned by cable TV operator Shaw Communications Inc. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ... Shaw Communications Inc. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ...


NFL Network HD

NFL Network HD is a high definition simulcast of NFL Network. It launched in August 2004. Image File history File links NFL_Network_HD.jpg‎ Summary NFL Network HD Logo Licensing This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ...


It is available on:

DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... FiOS (Fiber Optic Service) is a fiber to the premises (FTTP) telecommunications service, originally piloted in Keller, Texas, and now offered in many areas of the United States by Verizon. ...

Distribution controversy

The NFL Network and various cable companies have been involved with carriage or lack of carriage of the NFL Network. The NFL Network has created controversy of its own with its site IWantMyNFL.com by encouraging cable customers to make the switch to DirecTV or Dish Network to receive the channel instead of asking cable customers to contact their cable provider and demand the network. The site even goes as far as to ask Comcast customers to switch because of their recent decision to place the network on a digital sports tier.[6] A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ...


Carriage agreements

Major cable providers carrying NFL Network

This list is organized from largest to smallest cable companies.[7]

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Cox Communications is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television and telecommunications services in the United States. ... Insight Commuications in a cable provider in the United States. ...

Comcast

Announced on November 10, 2006 Comcast announced it would add NFL Network on digital tiers in time for the eight-game Thursday- and Saturday-night package.[8] On August 6, 2007 Comcast moved NFL Network from the digital tiers to the Sports Entertainment Package. This led to a court battle between NFL Network and Comcast, with the ruling in favor of Comcast but the NFL Network plans to appeal the ruling[9]. Comcast has sent NFL Network a cease-and-desist letter to stop encouraging subscribers to leave Comcast.[6] Comcast's agreement with the NFL Network ends in mid-2009.[10] Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cox Communications

Announced on November 10, 2006, Cox and the NFL Network made a carriage agreement for Cox to carry the NFL Network on their Sports & Information Tier. NFL Network had previously insisted that it would only allow cable providers to carry the network on basic tiers, Time Warner has stated it will only carry the network on a digital-sports tier.[8] This makes Cox the only major cable provider to archive a deal with the NFL Network by placing the network directly on a digital sports tier without repercussions from the network. When it was announced that NFL Network would carry Run to the Playoffs on Cox but not on a digital basic tier, It was stated that Cox's Sports & Information Tier "has about 30% penetration across all Cox subscribers and 60% penetration among Cox digital-cable homes."[11]


Insight Communications

Insight and the NFL Network made a carriage agreement for the network to be placed on Insight's digital tier in 2004. The deal also included NFL Network On Demand and NFL Network HD.[12] At first, Insight didn't carry the Run to the Playoffs games due to the extra surcharge providers pay to carry the games.[11] Insight did not show the first-ever game, between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs on November 23, 2006, but the next week's game and future games were available thanks to an agreement that was later reached.[13] City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ...


Former agreements

Charter Communications

Charter Communications was one of the first MSO's to provide NFL Network in 2004.[14] Initially the deal called for the network to be carried on Charter's digital-basic programming and included NFL HD and NFL On Demand.[15] However in December 2005 the network pulled the signal from Charter and filed breach of contract suit against Charter in New York Supreme Court over contract language regarding distribution.[11] It was reported that NFL Network wanted a 125 percent rate increase and placement on expanded basic tiers. [16] Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ...


Major cable providers not carrying NFL Network

This list is organized from largest to smallest cable companies.[7]

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ... Cablevision Systems Corporation NYSE: CVC is an American cable television company that serves parts of the Northeast of the United States, with most customers residing in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. ... The Bright House Networks logo. ... Suddenlink Communications, formerly Cebridge Connections, is an American national cable television company that operates in more than 20 states in primarily suburban, small-town, and rural communities. ... Mediacom Communications (NASDAQ: MCCC; usually called just Mediacom) is a cable television and communications provider in the United States. ...

Background

As of December 2007, the NFL Network is embroiled in a dispute with several cable companies. Perhaps the most public controversy is over its removal on some systems owned by Time Warner Cable, the second-largest system in the United States, which occurred in September 2006. December 2007 is the twelfth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ...


NFL Network has insisted that it be placed on basic service and wish to charge the cable companies a monthly rate of $0.61 per subscriber, while Time Warner and other major cable companies wishes to place it on a sports tier. Cable companies feel that a channel with such marginal interest and few live games with filler programming would be tough to sell during non-football season months. [17] NFL Network's position is that demands are unreasonable and many other providers place NFL Network on a basic tier without subscriber backlashes[18].


2006 Free Preview

NFL Network offered a free preview from December 24 through December 30, 2006 to West Texas area cable systems run by Suddenlink Communications[19] and to New York area cable systems run by Time Warner Cable and Cablevision. The package included the Texas Bowl and Insight Bowl, but not that week's NFL game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins, which was shown on WNBC. (NFL policy dictates that games that originate nationally on a cable/satellite network be simulcast on a broadcast station in the participating teams' market.) is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Suddenlink Communications, formerly Cebridge Connections, is an American national cable television company that operates in more than 20 states in primarily suburban, small-town, and rural communities. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Cablevision Systems Corporation NYSE: CVC is an American cable television company that serves parts of the Northeast of the United States, with most customers residing in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... WNBC, channel 4, is the flagship station of the NBC television network, located in New York City. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ...


However, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision were only interested in showing the Texas Bowl, which featured the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, who developed strong local appeal in 2006 and barely missed a berth in the Bowl Championship Series. The NFL denied that request and would only offer this free preview if Cablevision and/or Time Warner make the entire preview week available to customers.[20] Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Cablevision Systems Corporation NYSE: CVC is an American cable television company that serves parts of the Northeast of the United States, with most customers residing in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. ... The Scarlet Knights are the athletic teams for Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (also known as Rutgers University). ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ...


Time Warner then offered to carry the free preview on a digital tier. Cablevision, however, continued to refuse to carry any NFL Network programming other than the Texas Bowl. They even announced that they would put it on channel 14 (a TV listings channel used for overflow sports from MSG Network and FSN New York) at 6:00 p.m. until the end of the network's postgame coverage. The NFL, however, stated that it would not accept that request.[21]. The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the New York City area. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ...


On December 21, however, after New Jersey legislators threatened legal action, Cablevision changed its mind and indeed showed not only the game between Rutgers and Kansas State, but also the entire free preview schedule. Time Warner had made a similar announcement only hours earlier[22]. Suddenlink agreed on December 22 to carry the entire free preview for their customers in the West Texas area.[19] The free preview did not lead to long-term carriage deals, and the standoff continued between all three cable companies and the NFL Network. is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kansas State Universitys athletic teams are called the Wildcats, and their official color is royal purple; white and silver are generally used as complementary colors. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Suddenlink Play Fair

Suddenlink Communications has started up a section on their website called "Play Fair". Suddenlink claims that they want to carry the network and be fair to the customer who want the network and to the customers who don't want the network. The site claims that Comcast and Cox can carry NFL Network on a sports tier and Suddenlink wants the same option and by placing NFL Network on the sports tier allows customers who want the network to pay for it. The site further claims that NFL Network doesn't have the kind of year-long programming that justifies putting it on basic cable services.[23].


Recently Suddenlink made several offers to the NFL Network that included one that would make the NFL Network available; all the network had to do was name its price and keep all advertising and related revenues, with no compensation due to Suddenlink. The NFL Network denied this and other offers on November 27, 2007. Suddenlink claims that the network "reiterating that they would accept nothing less than the same $100 million ransom they demanded more than a year ago." Suddenlink states that they are ready to make a deal with the NFL Network and ask "the citizens and leaders of the communities we serve to contact the NFL and ask them to accept Suddenlink's generous offer of a free channel, widely available to customers who want it." [24] Suddenlink Communications, formerly Cebridge Connections, is an American national cable television company that operates in more than 20 states in primarily suburban, small-town, and rural communities. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The other offers Suddenlink proposed but were turned down by the NFL Network were to carry the network on their digital sports tier, at a reasonable fee, and to make NFL Network’s eight live NFL primetime games and its college bowl game coverage available on pay-per-view at a rate determined by the network, with all revenue remitted to the channel.[25]


Notes and references

  1. ^ Bryant Gumbel, Cris Collinsworth to announce NFL Network games NFL Network.
  2. ^ Insight Bowl coming to NFL Network NFL Network.
  3. ^ Relive The Insight Bowl With Free Online Video Texas Tech Football.
  4. ^ NFL Network to air Texas Bowl NFL Network.
  5. ^ NFL Network to air Senior Bowl on Jan. 27 NFL Network.
  6. ^ a b Comcast sends NFL Network cease-and-desist note Media Buyer Planner
  7. ^ a b [http://www.ncta.com/ContentView.aspx?contentId=73
  8. ^ a b Cox Adds NFL Network Game Package Multichannel
  9. ^ NFL Network to Appeal Court Ruling for Comcast Media Buyer Planner
  10. ^ Jones: Comcast’s NFL Network Deal Expires In 18 Months Multichannel
  11. ^ a b c NFL Network Is Still Plugging Holes Multichannel
  12. ^ NFL Network Suits Up Insight Multichannel
  13. ^ NFL Network Scores Insight Deal Multichannel
  14. ^ Charter Hands the Ball to NFL Network Multichannel
  15. ^ First MSO Touchdown for NFL Network Multichannel
  16. ^ NFL Network Seeks Charter Rate Hike Madison
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ Frequently Asked Questions NFL Network.
  19. ^ a b NFL Network and Suddenlink Cable Reach Agreement Texas Tech website
  20. ^ The State
  21. ^ Cablevision, NFL in new Rutgers war of wordsThe Hollywood Reporter
  22. ^ Cablevision to broadcast Texas Bowl ESPN.
  23. ^ Suddenlink wants to carry the NFL Network and be fair to all of our customers, both those who are football fans and those who are not. Suddenlink.
  24. ^ NFL NETWORK DECLINES FREE CHANNEL Suddenlink.
  25. ^ Suddenlink’s NFL Network Passes Fall Incomplete Multichannel.

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Jennifer Allen: Features Reporter (2004–present) Brian Baldinger: Analyst (2003–present) Michelle Beisner: Reporter (2006–present) Paul Burmeister: Host (2004–present) Fran Charles: Host (2006–present) Cris Collinsworth: Color Commentator (2006–present) Charles Davis: Analyst (2007–present) Terrell Davis: Analyst (2003–present) Spero Dedes: Host (2006–present) Jamie Dukes: Analyst... // Below is a numerical representation of the DirecTV channel lineup. ... This is a list of the channels receivable from Dish Network. ... Run to the Playoffs is the brand name used by NFL Network for its schedule of live regular season telecasts of National Football League games on Thursday and Saturday nights. ...

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The league announced that the NFL Network will broadcast eight games on Thursday and Saturday nights during the 2006 season, meaning that for the first time in its history, the league can televise games without having to rely on one of its network partners as a middleman.
The NFL will forego hundreds of millions of dollars in rights fees, but it has calculated that revenue from selling commercials directly to advertisers, money that cable and satellite providers pay for NFL Network, and the value of having final say over its broadcasts will more than make up for any loss of revenue.
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NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada.
NFL Films, which produces commercials, television programs, feature films, and documentaries on the NFL, is a key supplier of NFL Network's programming, with more than 4,000 hours of footage archived in their library.
On August 4, the Federal Communications Commission mandated that TWC reinstate NFL Network temporarily in the affected areas, in compliance with regulations.
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