NFL and DISH reach new multi-year agreement
September 14, 2020
NFL Media and DISH Network have announced that the two parties have reached a new carriage agreement for NFL Network and NFL RedZone in the US. Distribution of both networks was restored on DISH TV and Sling TV (as part of the Sling TV Blue package) in time for the first Sunday of the 2020 NFL regular season on September 13th.
“We join millions of NFL fans who are thrilled to see NFL Network and NFL RedZone back on DISH and SLING TV in time for the 2020 NFL season,” said Hans Schroeder, EVP and chief operating officer of NFL Media. “Our goal is to provide NFL fans everywhere the opportunity to view award-winning coverage of America’s favourite sport and DISH and SLING TV are important partners in that mission.”
“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 per cent of all television homes and 59 per cent of potential viewers in the US NFL games accounted for 47 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2019.