Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Scott Brown breaks down the idea that those with the Comcast cable system may not be able to watch the NFL Network after today. Here’s a portion of the article from today’s edition:
Football fans that subscribe to Comcast may not have access to the NFL Network after today.
The NFL won’t renew the contract it has with Comcast unless the country’s largest cable provider includes the NFL Network on its basic cable package.
The NFL Network is currently offered by Comcast, which serves an estimated 850,000 people in the Three Rivers region, on a sports tier. Subscribers that want the channel have to pay extra for it.
Comcast and the NFL have been at odds for several years over placement of the NFL Network among Comcast’s levels of programming. The resulting impasse could be resolved next month when an administrative law judge offers a recommendation to the Federal Communications Commission on how to resolve the dispute.
The NFL and Comcast had a court hearing April 13 in Washington D.C. The NFL says it is seeking fair treatment for its network.
Comcast has offered to carry the NFL Network on its basic cable package if the NFL charges the same prices for distribution as Versus and The Golf Channel, both of which are owned by Comcast.
The NFL has balked at the offer because its network receives higher ratings than Versus and The Golf Channel.
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