NFL Network•What is it: A specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League that was launched in November 2003. It offers year-round, 24-hour-a-day football programming. •What do you need: NFL Network is available through Cox Communications but only with its digital cable package, meaning you would need a digital receiver to receive the channel. No further equipment is needed with DISH Network and DirecTV. •How much does it cost: Cox Communications subscribers can purchase what's known as the Digital Select package, which includes limited and expanded cable, and choose the sports tier for a total of $53.49 per month. Another option is purchasing the limited cable package and adding the sports tier for $14 per month. Packages that include NFL Network on DISH Network and DirecTV currently start at $29.99. •What channel is it: Cox carries the network on channel 252 and in high definition on channel 723. DISH Network carries the network on channel 154. DirecTV carries the network on channel 212.
For more information•For Dish Network customers interested in NFL Network call 888-770-DISH. •For DIRECTV customers interested in NFL Network call 888-777-2454. •For Cox Communications customers interested in NFL Network call 405-660-8282. By Darnell Mayberry