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By Steve Donohue, STAFF
11/29/2006 12:01:00 AM

(Multichannel News) _ Just six days after carrying its first live pro football game, NFL Network announced an deal with Insight Communications at midnight this morning which will see the eighth largest cable distributor carry the network's remaining Thursday and Saturday night NFL games.

While Michael Willner's Insight was one of the first operators to agree to carry NFL Network striking a deal in March 2004 to put the network on its digital basic tier the company had resisted paying a surcharge that would give it rights to carry the network's prized football games.

Insight didn't distribute NFL Network's Kansas City Chiefs Denver Broncos premiere game Thanksgiving night. While NFL Network has cut agreements with DirecTV, EchoStar, Comcast and about 190 other distributors, top cable operators Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and Cablevision Systems haven't agreed to carry the network....

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( The entire article is at the following source: http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6395370.html )
 
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