14 SEP 2020

NFL NETWORK SIGNS NEW MULTI-YEAR CARRIAGE DEAL WITH DISH

183 million people tuned into the 2019 NFL regular season representing 69% of all television hourseholds and 59%  of potential viewers in the U.S.

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NFL Media and Dish Network announced a new deal agreement for the NFL Network and NFL Redzone. Under the agreement, the two channels’ distribution will become accessible on Dish TV and Sling TV before the start of the 2020 NFL regular season. "Our goal is to provide NFL fans everywhere the opportunity to view award-winning coverage of America's favorite sport and Dish and Sling TV are important partners in that mission,” Hans Schroeder, EVP, and chief operating officer of NFL Media, said. 

The complement of the agreement provides the two companies the opportunity for its subscribers around the country to have access to popular live studio sports shows such as “Good Morning Football,” “NFL GameDay Morning,” “NFL Now and NFL Total Access,” and “NFL 360 and America's Game.” "We're excited to have reached an agreement that benefits all parties, most importantly our customers and NFL fans," said Andy LeCuyer, DISH's Senior Vice President of programming. "Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked through the negotiations."

According to the Nielsen Company, 183 million people tuned into the 2019 NFL regular season representing 69% of all television hourseholds and 59%  of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for 47 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2019.

For Sling TV, the networks will be offered as part of the Sling TV Blue package. NFL RedZone showcases live coverage of NFL across the country from Sunday afternoon games during the NFL season.

Our goal is to provide NFL fans everywhere the opportunity to view award-winning coverage of America's favorite sport and Dish and Sling TV are important partners in that mission.” Hans Schroeder EVP, and chief operating officer of NFL Media,