NFL Network CEO Blasts Comcast

Apr 1, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Steve Bornstein, CEO of the NFL Network, explains his dissatisfaction with Comcast Cable for refusing to include the NFL Network as part of its basic cable package in an opinion piece for the Philadelphia Enquirer. In his note, Bornstein suggests that Comcast “discriminates” against the independent network in favor of its own interests, such as the Golf Channel, Versus and MLB Network, in which Comcast has an ownership interest.
—Sergio Ibarra
(Updated: Name correction. 5:40 p.m.)


  1. the nfl and its jerry jones led owners panel have blown this from the start by trying to steamroll their distributors. they have failed at every turn, and need to change course. the other major leagues have rolled out their networks in a much more conciliatory and successful manner. but what has mr. bornstein learned??? apparently not much.

  2. What Bornstein fails to recognize is the fee NFL net is seeking…Im sure Comcast would carry NFLN in basic if it paid the NFL the same rate as Versus. Steve, be willing to take the .20 odd cents a sub or quit the whining already and face the facts, you overplayed your hand.

  3. Comcast SUCKS!!!

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