Finally!!!!! This is the best news I've heard all year.
Cablevision signs deal to carry NFL Network & NFL RedZone
National Football League
Published: Aug. 16, 2012 at 11:18 a.m.
BETHPAGE, NY and NEW YORK, NY -- August 16, 2012 - NFL Network and Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), the largest TV provider in the nation's top media market, announced today that they have reached a multi-year agreement for carriage of NFL Network and the NFL RedZone channel.
NFL Network will make its debut in Cablevision homes beginning Friday. NFL Network will be available on channel 150 in both standard-definition and HD for customers who subscribe to iO Preferred, iO Silver, iO Gold or the iO Sports & Entertainment Pak. NFL RedZone, which airs on Sundays throughout the regular season, will be offered in both standard-definition and HD on channel 151 as part of the iO Sports & Entertainment Pak, which is now included in the new iO Gold package, which was launched last spring.
"We know there is significant interest in the NFL Network and NFL RedZone among our Optimum TV customers, and are pleased to have worked productively with the NFL to offer both channels in time for the upcoming season, and for years to come," said Mac Budill, Cablevision's executive vice president of programming.
"Cablevision is one of the top television providers in the country and will offer New York fans football 24 hours a day, 365 days a year," said NFL Media COO Brian Rolapp. "With the 2012 NFL season approaching, Cablevision subscribers will be able to enjoy our expanded 13-game Thursday Night Football schedule, Sunday NFL GameDay shows, NFL Total Access, Emmy award-winning NFL Films programming and much more. In addition, NFL RedZone features every touchdown from every game on Sunday afternoons."
This is seriously awesome news. I can't wait for Sunday mornings now. I'm also REALLY looking forward to the redzone channel when the Jets aren't on.
My fiancée is going to hate me on Sundays lol
Congrats to those of you who have Cablevision. NFLN is a nice treat for NFL fans.
I wonder how long it will take before TWC makes a deal.
This deal seems like a backtrack for NFL Network. For years they were insisting on being included on the basic cable tier and receive the grandfather fees share that cable originators like Turner, USA, and ESPN get, which both Cablevision and TWC rejected. Hopefully this makes it easier for TWC.
time warner better be next and hopefully before the season begins
BEST NEWS I HEARD ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
Now I am going to call up Verizon and threaten to move back to Cablevision.
Think they will throw in some porn?
and with thursday games all year i need this
I'll probably call cablevision tomorrow and try to get this going, idk if I will automatically have it or have to order it.
John Ourand @Ourand_SBJ
Time Warner Cable says it is talking with the NFL about carriage. "But we have been close before only to have it fall apart..."
daniel kaplan @dkaplanSBJ
NFL's Rolapp says not close with Time Warner Cable 4 distribution deal 4 NFLN and Red Zone
Brian Rolapp is Chief Operating Officer, NFL Media at NFL
Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy
Sadly, no. TW just doesn't get it & so fans missing out RT @trojan714: any word or progress w/ #TimeWarner @nflnetwork
Last edited by C Mart; 08-16-2012 at 12:26 PM.
just found out i get RZ for free one FIOS...as a Jets fan...thats all i need...
This is freaking awesome news!!! Red Zone is the best on gameday.