As many of you know, Comcast and the NFL Network have been on the outs in recent months and it appeared earlier today that the network could be taken off the cable system at midnight tonight. I’m guessing many folks who read this blog get Comcast so this bit of information from the Associated Press should be good news.
PHILADELPHIA — Comcast will continue carrying the NFL Network even after their contract expires at midnight tonight, as negotiations continue.
Comcast was set to pull the plug on the football network starting Friday.
“Comcast and the NFL are engaged in productive discussions toward a new agreement for NFL Network carriage on Comcast,” the cable TV operator said in a statement.
Comcast and the National Football League are in a court battle over Comcast’s decision to put the NFL-owned channel in a premium sports tier rather than in a lesser-priced service package that has more viewers.
Comcast is the biggest cable operator in the state with approximately 550,000 subscribers in Minnesota and into western Wisconsin.