24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year -- featuring nearly 2000 hours of original programming.
November 4, 2003 in 11.5 million homes, making it the most-widely distributed sports network in the history of cable and satellite television.
Ad-supported cable & satellite television network offering a linear standard definition channel; a high definition simulcast feed; and the No. 1 sports video-on-demand product including extended game highlights & Emmy-Award winning programs from the NFL Films library.
As of Sept. 1, 2006, NFL Network was available to 70 million U.S. homes with a total of 41 million subscribers. NFL Network also has distribution deals in Canada and Mexico.
DirecTV, the nation's largest satellite service provider offers the network to all 15.4 million of its customers on Channel 212. Dish Network, the nation's second largest satellite and third-largest provider, offers NFL Network to all 12.2 million of its customers on Channel 154.
Two of the three largest cable operators, Comcast and Cox carry NFL Network. In all, more than 150 operators have signed distribution agreements with NFL Network.
Both AT&T and Verizon now offer video service and make NFL Network available as part of their expanded basic package. NFL Network in 24 months reached subscriber totals on par with other successful networks in their fifth year. (Ex.: Golf Channel had 26.1 million subscribers after its 5th year; ESPN had 29.3; MTV had 27.8; TBS had 19.6) Counting all cable channels launched, the average subscriber numbers at the end of five years is 30.3 million. NFL Network reached this number in less than two years.