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Cable One, Knology Add RedZone

9/06/2010 5:42 AM Eastern

NEW YORK — NFL Network has
added two more providers to
its distribution roster, inking
pacts with Cable One and overbuilder
Knology.

Cable One will launch NFL
Network and scoring channel
NFL RedZone under the
master agreement the pro
football league’s in-house service
reached with the National
Cable Television Cooperative
on Aug. 22.

NCTC members, like Cable
One, can then finalize their own
pact under those terms, which
were not disclosed.

Overbuilder Knology, which
has been carrying NFL Network
since last December, will
roll out NFL RedZone in time
for the first slate of Sundayafternoon
games on Sept.
12. Subscribers of Knology
SportsPak will have access to
NFL RedZone included in their
package.

NFL RedZone, produced by
NFL Network, whips around
every league game on Sunday
afternoons delivering the
touchdowns and most exciting
moments as they happen.
When a team goes inside the
20-yard line, the so-called
red zone, fans see the crucial
plays live. The channel keeps
fans up-to-date in real time,
switching from game to game
with live look-ins, highlights
and a chance to see every important
play.

Cable One joins Suddenlink
as signifi cant NFL Network
holdouts that now will carry the
24-hour football service and
NFL RedZone under the NCTC
deal.

Cox, which had been carrying
NFL Network, re-upped
with that service and added
NFL RedZone as part of a longterm
renewal pact that was
negotiated separately with the
pro football league.

Cox is also a member of the
NCTC.

Time Warner Cable, Cablevision
Systems and Charter
Communications remain on
the sidelines with NFL Network
over pricing and positioning
issues.

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