NFL Said to Have Deal With Time Warner Cable for NFL Network, RedZone

Only Major Cable Provider Without League Channel Would Now Carry It

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The National Football League has reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable to carry the league-owned NFL Network and RedZone Channel, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said.

The multiyear accord may be announced later today, according to the person, who was granted anonymity because the contract hasn't been signed. New York-based Time Warner , the second-largest U.S. cable company with about 12 million subscribers, has been the only major cable provider not carrying the NFL Network. It isn't known when the channels will appear on Time Warner systems, the person said.

The agreement comes about a month after the most-watched U.S. sports league reached an agreement with Cablevision Systems to carry the two channels.

NFL Network airs 13 prime-time regular-season games. RedZone is a game-day network that shows touchdowns and important plays inside the 20-yard line. NFL Network will carry the Cleveland Browns playing the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 27.

Time Warner spokeswoman Maureen Huff declined to comment. NFL spokesmen Brian McCarthy and Dan Masonson didn't immediately return emails and phone calls seeking comment on whether an agreement had been reached.

~Bloomberg News~

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