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NFL, Time Warner End Talks Without Deal For NFL Network, RedZone

The NFL and Time Warner Cable ended their negotiations last week without an NFL Network or NFL RedZone deal, and several sources familiar with the negotiations say it is unlikely the two will reach an agreement this year. The companies' execs held a contentious meeting in TWC’s N.Y. offices last Friday, where senior execs from both sides were unable to bridge several differences. The two sides left the meeting with no plans to meet again. Several sources said TWC and NFL Network had made considerable progress this year to resolve differences that started soon after the channel launched in '03.

Ironically, the two found agreement on most of the big issues that had been separating them, according to sources close to the negotiations. The two sides essentially were close on price.

See today's issue of THE DAILY for more.
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