Charter Communications Agrees To Carry NFL Network, RedZone
Charter Communications has signed a deal to carry NFL Network and the league’s RedZone Channel. The move marks a big deal for NFL Network, which has grown to about 57 million homes at a reported cost of 81 cents a subscriber a month, according to SNL Financial. But the network was stymied for over a year after its deal with Comcast, as it had not cut deals with three of the country’s five biggest cable operators – Time Warner Cable, Charter and Cablevision. The Charter deal, implemented in time for the start of the '11 season, will break that logjam. NFL Network will be available to Charter customers on the Digital View Plus tier and in HD to customers with high-definition service and HDTVs. NFL RedZone will be available on Charter's sports tiers. Charter Communications serves nearly 5 million homes.