According to Businessweek who first reported on the story, The National Football League has reached agreement with Time Warner (TWC) Cable Inc. to carry the league-owned NFL Network and RedZone Channel. While this apparently doesn’t include every game on Sunday, it is a huge step forward and a massive win for Time Warner. According to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal the NFL Network will be on Time Warner Cable’s digital basic tier. and the NFL RedZone will be on the sports tier. Keep in mind that the deal has not been signed officially. But the two sides have agreed to terms.
The multiyear accord may be announced later today, according to the person, who was granted anonymity because the contract hasn’t been signed. New York-based Time Warner, the second-largest U.S. cable company with about 12 million subscribers, had been the only major cable provider without the NFL Network. It isn’t known when the channels will appear on Time Warner systems, the person said.