NFL Network inks deal to air games next season
Starting next season, football fans across the country can prepare to be annoyed when the game they want to see isn't on. Especially if they live outside the team's home market.
The NFL Network has now signed on to air eight regular season games for the 2006-2007 NFL Season, including a Thanksgiving evening game. The games will still be shown on their local in-market stations, but don't expect to see it if you live on the other side of the country, and it was originally set to be nationally televised as most Saturday NFL games are. That is, unless... perhaps you might now be willing to subscribe to the NFL Network? Owned and operated by the league, they're hoping that's exactly what will happen. So it's expected that the current number of around 40 million subscribers will grow.
This makes sense, at least. I mean, if the NFL owns the station then why wouldn't they try and air some of the games?