Comcast Sends Cease And Desist Letter To The NFL

Comcast is fed up with the NFL telling its customers to switch providers because the cable company has chosen to offer the NFL network only on their sports tier.

Recently, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told customers of both Comcast and Time Warner Cable to cancel those services and switch to other providers that offer the NFL Network. The NFL Network also maintains a website,, that includes a box proclaiming “MAKE THE SWITCH,” and the phrase “Switch to a TV provider that will bring you NFL Network, not hold you hostage.”

The NFL Network has already sued Comcast over the issue and lost. Now Comcast has sent a cease and desist letter to the NFL Network over the “switch” campaign.

From the AP:

The letter requests that the network confirm in writing by the close of business Friday that it has halted its efforts to influence customers. Comcast spokeswoman Jennifer Khoury said she didn’t want to speculate what the company would do if its demands were not met

The NFL Network is set to kick-off their live game coverage this Thursday with the ultimate “ Byron Leftwich Joey Harrington vs. Peyton Manning” showdown. Snore.

Comcast sends NFL cease-and-desist note [PhillyBurbs]

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