The NFL Network shows the clout live sports coverage still carries after striking lush deals...

|By:, SA News Editor

The NFL Network shows the clout live sports coverage still carries after striking lush deals with Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Cablevision (CVC). Despite being a one-trick pony (football), the network is now the third priciest sports network as it costs TV providers a whopping $1.29 per subscriber. The bigger issue: Though cable and satellite companies are drawing a line in the sand over carriage fees, with sports they have little choice but to capitulate with subscribers demanding access.