Coming Soon to Cincinnati: NFL Network on Cincinnati Bell Fioptics Digital Television

April 17, 2012

Fioptics to Launch NFL Network in August 2012 

CINCINNATI, Ohio – (BUSINESS WIRE) --Cincinnati Bell Fioptics and NFL Network announced today an agreement to bring NFL Network to Fioptics digital television customers in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The channel is scheduled to launch in August 2012 before the start of the NFL season.

"NFL Network is the No. 1 channel requested by our customers, so we are extremely pleased to add the excitement and football action of NFL Network to Fioptics," said Michael Morrison, director, video and entertainment products at Cincinnati Bell. "Once the channel launches in August, customers will also have access to NFL Network On Demand content, which includes game recaps and other NFL Network programming."

"We are excited that Cincinnati Bell Fioptics customers will be the newest fans to enjoy the only network dedicated entirely to the NFL and football," said John Malkin, NFL Network vice president of affiliate distribution. "In addition to our expanded 13-game Thursday Night Football schedule, Fioptics customers will also be able to watch nightly news on NFL Total Access, Emmy award-winning NFL Films programming and every NFL preseason game."

Cincinnati Bell launched Fioptics in 2008, and services are currently available to more than 134,000 households in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The company is steadily expanding Fioptics coverage as it completes necessary network upgrades. More information about Fioptics digital TV service is available at


About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions--including local, long distance, data, Internet, entertainment, and wireless services--that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, Cincinnati Bell provides best-in-class data center colocation services to enterprise customers in the Midwest and Texas with fully redundant power and cooling solutions. Complementing the colocation products, Cincinnati Bell also offers complex information technology solutions such as managed services and technology staffing. For more information, visit

About the NFL Network
NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day, on a year-round basis and is the only television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. For more information, log on to is the exclusive Internet home of NFL Network.

SOURCE: Cincinnati Bell Inc.


For Cincinnati Bell
Jim Kapp, +1-513-346-3465


For NFL Network
Dan Masonson, +1-212-450-2081