The Wait Is Over: NFL Network And Time Warner Cable Reach Deal [UPDATE]
Many Giants fans in the Albany area were unable to watch their team defeat the Carolina Panthers last night, due to the ongoing dispute between Time Warner Cable and the NFL Network. Today, that dispute is no more as both sides have reached a deal that will allow Albany area viewers to catch Thursday Night Football without having to go to a bar, as well as the RedZone Channel.
It is unclear as to when the networks will begin being carried by Time Warner, but the deal is said to span multiple years and should be announced later today. The networks will more than likely be a part of a premium package.
The NFL Network is schedule to carry 13 Thursday Night Football games this season, in addition to their 24 hour coverage of the National Football League, while the RedZone Channel follows every game on Sundays, switching from game to game as teams enter the, you guessed it, red zone.
Finally, Albany area football fans will be able to watch football on Thursday nights from the comfort of their own homes. Of course, it would have been a lot nicer if they had done so before the Giants played on the NFL Network, but I won't get greedy.
For information on what channels to find both networks on Time Warner in the Albany area, go here.
UPDATE 12:02 p.m.: Sporting News has reported that the deal will kick in immediately, with RedZone to be available for Sunday's Week Three action. As more information becomes available, we will keep you updated.
UPDATE 6:00 p.m.: Via NFLCommunications.com, Time Warner households will start receiving the networks on Sunday, September 23 with a full launch to come before Thursday, September 27.