Sky Angel Inks Deal to Offer NFL Network
New Network Addition Signals Beginning of Growth for Television Service Provider
NAPLES, Fla. – Jan. 17, 2008 – As American sports fans prep for Super Bowl XLII Feb. 3, Sky Angel U.S., LLC, a national television provider of faith-based and family-friendly programming, becomes the latest to ink an agreement to offer the official network of the National Football League, NFL Network, as part of its new Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) channel line-up.
Subscribers to Sky Angel IPTV will soon be able to watch NFL Network as well as its Video-On-Demand, which has been rated No. 1 among sports on-demand options for features such as extended game highlights and award-winning programs from the NFL Films library.
NFL Network prides itself on being the preeminent source for football fans by televising more than 200 NFL games, including 52 preseason games, eight regular season games, three college bowl games and an assortment of original programs and past Super Bowl and classic games.
“Our viewers will join legions of gridiron fans who already know about this fantastic network that brings one of America’s greatest pastimes into the home,” said Sky Angel CEO Rob Johnson. “NFL Network fits in with our desire to provide America with more programming that the entire family can enjoy together.”
“We are thrilled to join the Sky Angel line-up,” said NFL Network Vice President Brian Decker. “As the only year-round channel dedicated to America’s most popular sport, we look forward to providing our insider’s access to Sky Angel customers.”
Johnson adds that this partnership is just the beginning of new growth for Sky Angel and its subscriber-based TV and radio.
The NFL Network addition will usher in a more expansive line-up, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Sky Angel
Sky Angel® is a Christian-owned multi-channel provider of faith-based and family-friendly television and radio programming, delivering the widest variety of Christian-based channels to the television, plus news and family channels. Sky Angel was founded by Robert Johnson Sr. more than 25 years ago to provide a Christ-centered and family-friendly alternative to the standard television fare. Since then, it has grown into a service providing quality television and radio programming to all corners of the contiguous United States. The service also carries the Parents Television Council’s® prestigious Entertainment Seal of Approval™, which recognizes excellence and social responsibility in programming. More about Sky Angel is available by visiting www.skyangel.com.
About NFL Network
NFL Network (www.nfl.com/nflnetwork) was launched in 2003 in response to overwhelming demand for more in-depth coverage of professional football from some of the hundreds of millions of Americans who watch the sport each year. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year with 2,000 hours of original programming.
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