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Geo
05-17-2009, 05:37 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/peter_king/05/17/comcast.nflnetwork/index.html

Good news if true. Commissioner Goodell is the man.

Addict
05-17-2009, 06:01 PM
so this will save NFLN, right? That's fantastic news.

DoughBoy
05-17-2009, 06:12 PM
. Commissioner Goodell is the man.

Ummmmm..... no

TitanHope
05-17-2009, 06:30 PM
Ummmmm..... no

Awe, c'mon DB! The PacMan suspension is ancient history by now! :D

What does this mean for Comcast viewers? We better get NFL Network now, cuz I lost Cartoon Network about a month ago and the History Channel before that, and I demand reparation!!!

DoughBoy
05-17-2009, 06:34 PM
Awe, c'mon DB! The PacMan suspension is ancient history by now! :D

I will never forgive him for suspending our chris henry for steroids....just look at the man you can tell he has never touched that **** in his life.

LizardState
05-18-2009, 03:51 PM
Awe, c'mon DB! The PacMan suspension is ancient history by now! :D

What does this mean for Comcast viewers? We better get NFL Network now, cuz I lost Cartoon Network about a month ago and the History Channel before that, and I demand reparation!!!

TH, I feel your pain. I ******* hate Comcast :mad: I hope they ESAD & rot in hell......

Comcast has a monopoly where I live, & when regular season games started broadcasting exclusively on NFLN I smelled big trouble. Sad but true, they took NFLN away from their pay cable pkg. & put it in a special $5 more per month sports pkg. & that's the way it is now. On Draft day after only 3 hrs. of ESPN's coverage I really really missed NFLN.

j05son
05-18-2009, 05:09 PM
That's great, I hope they move NFLN off of the sports package so I can stop paying $5 a month for basically one channel. I don't need the speed channel. =\

Geo
05-19-2009, 10:59 AM
Agreement has been reached.

Comcast and National Football League Reach Long-Term Carriage Agreement for NFL Network

Philadelphia and New York - May 19, 2009

Comcast Corporation and the National Football League announced today that they have reached a new, long-term agreement regarding carriage of NFL Network and complete settlement of all outstanding legal disputes. The carriage agreement consists of a broad array of video content, including the live (24/7) Network, video on demand for Comcast’s Digital Classic cable customers, and the ability to offer the NFL’s RedZone Channel when it is created.

Under the terms of the agreement, Comcast will begin repositioning NFL Network from the Sports Entertainment Package to its Digital Classic level of service with a full launch by August 1, reaching nearly two-thirds of the company’s total digital customer base. In addition to NFL Network’s in-studio shows, commentary and live-game broadcasts, Comcast’s Digital Classic customers will now have access to a robust suite of NFL content On Demand, including game highlights, game replays, the “best” of NFL Films, players and coaches interviews, local team highlights, and other NFL programming whenever they want a piece of the action.

“We are delighted to have come to an agreement with the NFL,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation. “Our goal has always been to provide our digital customers with access to the NFL’s unique content and, working together, we have struck the right balance between value and distribution on a variety of viewing platforms. We are looking forward to bringing the NFL’s programming to our customers just in time for the start of the NFL season.”

“We are very pleased that NFL Network and other NFL content will be widely distributed in millions of more homes on Comcast’s service,” said National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We look forward to having NFL Network’s coverage of training camps and the preseason showcased this summer on Comcast. NFL Network is the only TV channel devoted exclusively to football 24/7, 365 days a year.”

The NFL and Comcast will take immediate joint action to discontinue pending legal actions before the Federal Communications Commission and a New York state court.

OneToughGame
05-19-2009, 11:55 AM
TH, I feel your pain. I ******* hate Comcast :mad: I hope they ESAD & rot in hell......

Comcast has a monopoly where I live, & when regular season games started broadcasting exclusively on NFLN I smelled big trouble. Sad but true, they took NFLN away from their pay cable pkg. & put it in a special $5 more per month sports pkg. & that's the way it is now. On Draft day after only 3 hrs. of ESPN's coverage I really really missed NFLN.

Hey now... I work for Comcast. They take pretty damn good care of their employees :)

Stash
05-19-2009, 03:07 PM
So it's going from the Sports Entertainment package to Digital Classic, does that mean there is no longer the extra charge to get the channel? Sorry, I'm a little out of the loop on what the different Comcast packages are ;).

KCJ58
05-19-2009, 03:42 PM
forenci must be happy

The Unseen
05-19-2009, 04:50 PM
As a Comcast user, this news is full of win.

Brodeur
05-19-2009, 05:02 PM
So does this mean it's free on Comcast?