The NFL has struck a deal with Google to bring its NFL Network and Redzone channels to Google Fiber, the search engine’s new experimental broadband Internet and TV service launching in Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kan. During their press release, the NFL took the opportunity to mention that Google Fiber is the second carrier in a Time Warner market that will be offering the NFL Network, reaffirming the fact that Time Warner is the only major cable provider to not offer the channels.
Perhaps this is just a ploy to pressure Time Warner into finally offering the NFL content, but in any case this is good news for football fans who are planning on getting Google Fiber. Ironically enough Google still hasn’t struck a deal with sports giant ESPN, but has already secured channels like Showtime, Starz, Comedy Central and CNBC.
There is still no word as to when Google Fiber will officially launch, but Kansas City residents have until September 9th to pre-register for the chance to receive service.
[via LA Times]
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