NFL Network agrees to co-op deal

Updated: August 20, 2010, 5:56 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- NFL Network has agreed to a deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative to add the channel to more cable systems.

NCTC members will have the option to add NFL Network under the deal. NCTC represents 17 of the top 20 cable operators in the country.

Time Warner, which has feuded with NFL Network, is not a member.

The agreement also includes NFL RedZone, which shows key plays of each game live during Sunday afternoons.

NFL Network reached more than 56.5 million subscribers before the deal, about half of the country's homes with televisions.

NCTC members combine to serve more than 26.7 million subscribers, but some of those cable operators already had individual deals with NFL Network.


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