via press release:
AT&T U-VERSE SIGNS MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION
FOR NFL NETWORK & NFL REDZONE
AT&T U-verse® TV, one of the fastest growing television providers in the country, and NFL Network have reached a new, multi-year extension agreement for carriage of NFL Network and the NFL RedZone channel, it was announced today.
NFL Network is available in the AT&T U-verse U200 package and above on HD channel 1630 and SD channel 630. NFL RedZone, which airs on Sundays throughout the regular season, is offered in the HD Premium Tier on HD channel 1629.
“We are thrilled to continue offering the popular NFL Network and NFL RedZone channels to U-verse TV customers, just ahead of football season,” said Jeff Weber, president of content and advertising sales, AT&T Converged Services. “This agreement is an example of how we continue to deliver exciting, quality content to customers.”
“AT&T U-verse is one of the top television providers in the country and we are excited its subscribers will continue to enjoy the only network that delivers football 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” said John Malkin, NFL Network vice president of affiliate distribution. “With the 2012 NFL season approaching, U-verse subscribers will be able to enjoy our expanded 13-game Thursday Night Football schedule beginning in Week 2, Sunday NFL GameDay shows, NFL Total Access, Emmy award-winning NFL Films programming and much more. In addition, NFL RedZone features every touchdown from every game on Sunday afternoons.”
NFL Network is the destination for all that happens around the sport of football. NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides viewers with more than 2,500 hours per year of original programming, including: NFL Total Access, NFL GameDay, the new four-hour NFL AM weekday morning show, Top 10, Playbook, NFL Replay, NFL Classic Games plus the Emmy award-winning Sound FX and America’s Game.
NFL Network is the home of Thursday Night Football — 13 primetime NFL regular season games from September through December. This year’s schedule kicks off on September 13 with a renewal of the NFL’s most-played rivalry as the Chicago Bears visit the Green Bay Packers in the 185th meeting between the NFC North division foes.
NFL Network also features every NFL preseason game, the Senior Bowl, plus more coverage of the NFL Draft, Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony, NFL Scouting Combine and Super Bowl than anyone else.
NFL RedZone, produced by NFL Network, whips around every NFL game on Sunday afternoons, delivering the touchdowns and most exciting moments as they happen and in high definition. When a team goes inside the 20-yard line, fans see the crucial plays live. The channel keeps fans up-to-date in real time, switching from game to game with live look-ins, highlights and a chance to see every important play. For more information on NFL RedZone, visit www.nfl.com/redzonetv.
About NFL Network
NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the only television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. Fans turn to NFL Network to receive inside information and insights straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news.
NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps. For more information log onto NFL.com, the exclusive home of NFL Network, NFL video highlights, NFL chats, news and information.