NFL Network connects with Time Warner

Carriage agreement also signed with Bright House

The NFL Network and NFL RedZone has signed carriage agreements with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

The channels will debut Sunday on the distributors, which are major cable providers in the home markets for 12 NFL teams, including the New York Giants and Jets.

NFL Network will be available on the digital basic and Sports Pass tiers; NFL RedZone will be available to Sports Pass customers. Amid more than 2,500 hours annually of original programming, NFL Network’s marquee primetime offerings are 13 “Thursday Night Football” games. NFL Red Zone switches from game to game with live look-ins on teams that are inside their opponents’ 20-yard line.

“We’re delighted to have reached an agreement for NFL Network and NFL RedZone that provides a good value to our customers,” Time Warner Cable exec veep and chief video and content officer Melinda Witmer said. “The additional games this year and the proven appeal of NFL RedZone will certainly prove to be a draw for our customers.”

Bright House CEO Steve Miron thanked customers “for their patience while a fair deal was reached for all involved.”

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