/// NFL Network in Carriage Talks with Time Warner Cable
After a five-year stalemate that has kept the NFL Network out of millions of Time Warner Cable households, the two combatants are said to be actively pursuing a long-term carriage deal. Speaking to a group of fans Wednesday afternoon at the Carolina Panthers’ Spartanburg, South Carolina, training camp, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the network and the nation’s second largest cable operator are now negotiating an affiliate agreement. “You’ll be happy to know we are in negotiations today with Time Warner. We’re trying to get that done,” Goodell said. “We believe it’s good for fans, we think it’s good for Time Warner and we believe the market’s been set.” Time Warner Cable is the dominant carrier in the Panthers’ home market of Charlotte, North Carolina. Goodell made his remarks during a 45-minute question-and-answer session with Panthers partisans, the first of the commissioner’s six-stop barnstorming tour of summer training facilities.
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