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NFL Network and Bright House still don't have deal



nfl.Another NFL season. Another NFL season without the NFL Network for Bright House Networks cable subscribers.

This week the NFL Network and Cablevision reached a deal, and the network now is being carried by eight of the nine largest cable/satellite companies. The one that doesn't carry it? Time Warner, which negotiates deals for Bright House.

It is believed Time Warner and the NFL Network were close to a deal last year, but talks ended. Time Warner says conversations are ongoing and it hopes a deal can be made. That sounds good.

This doesn't: The NFL says the sides are not talking and they are not close to a deal.

Making matters worse for those missing the NFL Network is the network is nearly doubling the number of games it is showing this season. It will carry 13 games on Thursday nights.

The Bucs play the Vikings on the NFL Network on Oct. 25, but that game is expected to be shown on a Tampa Bay area channel so even Bright House subscribers can see it.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 19, 2012 2:11pm]


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