Armstrong Adds Primetime Games As Part Of NFL Network Renewal

Armstrong and NFL Network have reached a multiyear contract extension that adds the service's primetime game schedule for the first time.

The operator, which provides video, high-speed Internet and telephone services to customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland, has been carrying NFL Network since 2005. NFL Network is available to Armstrong digital customers as part of its Value Package (channel 466) and to its high-definition customers as part of the HD Advantage Package (channel 180).

The new deal, terms of which were not disclosed, enables Armstrong to present NFL Network's eight primetime games, which kick off this season on Nov. 12 with the Chicago Bears visiting the San Francisco 49ers. Given its service area, NFL Network's Dec. 10 coverage of the defending champion Pittsburgh Steelers at the Cleveland Browns should be of particular appeal to pro pigskin fans.
"Armstrong has carried NFL Network since 2005," said Jeff Ross president of Armstrong in a statement."We serve some of the most avid NFL fans in America and are pleased to continue offering our customers the most in depth coverage of NFL football."
"We are pleased to extend and expand our relationship with Armstrong," added NFL Network COO Kim Williams. "Armstrong subscribers will now get even more football when our Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on November 12."