NFL Network Inks Adelphia Pact

Adelphia Communications Corp. and NFL Network announced a broad affiliation agreement Wednesday.

The country’s No. 5 MSO will begin carrying the National Football League’s cable network -- as well as NFL Network on Demand and NFL Network HD -- within the next few weeks.

“Having Adelphia on board as an affiliate is another important step forward for NFL Network,” CEO Steve Bornstein said in a prepared statement. “With systems in NFL markets including New England, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo, it allows us to carry out our mission -- bringing our fans closer to the NFL than ever before.”

Adelphia serves more than 5 million subscribers in 31 states.