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NFL exec wonders why Time Warner added adult channels but not NFL Network

September 16, 2010 | 12:41 pm

How frustrated is the National Football League that Time Warner Cable isn't carrying its cable network?

So frustrated that the NFL's top spokesman took to Twitter to take a shot at Time Warner Cable's recent decision to add eight new channels featuring adult entertainment, which was reported Wednesday by the New York Post. According to the article, the new channels include Manhandle on Demand and Penthouse on Demand.

In a Wednesday tweet, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello cracked, "Interesting page 3 story in today's NY Post. Time-Warner is offering 8 new porn channels [but not NFL Network!]. What a world! What a world!"

The NFL is trying to get wider distribution for its NFL Network, which is has about 60 million subscribers. Time Warner Cable has balked at carrying the service, as has Cablevision and a few other big pay-TV distributors. The price tag for the channel, according to SNL Kagan, is around 80 cents per subscriber, per month.

-- Joe Flint