NFL Network Suits Up Insight


NFL Network has reached a carriage deal with Insight Communications Co. Inc., the network announced Thursday.

The addition of the 1.4 million-subscriber MSO -- which has systems in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio -- puts NFL Network past the 20 million-home mark.

Insight will launch the network on its digital tier, and NFL Network will provide the operator with a separate high-definition simulcast feed beginning with the 2004 National Football League season, as well as a customized video-on-demand package that includes access to the NFL Films library and extended highlights of each regular-season game.

NFL Network also has carriage deals with Charter Communications Inc., DirecTV Inc. and Voom.