NFL Closing In On Deal With Comcast

Peter King, of SI.com, reports the National Football League and Comcast are close to a deal regarding the NFL Network. NFL Network had been carried on a pay sports tier for Comcast’s 24-million subscribers, and the NFL for years has been arguing its channel should be on the regular digital cable package. The deal would mean that instead of paying about $7 per month for the channel and other pay-TV sports channels, Comcast subscribers will get NFL Network with its regular digital package, increasing the number of TV homes the Network is seen in from about 35 million to close to 50 million.