NFL Network will be a state-supported television network, the NFL announced Wednesday.
The move comes as the league faces the fallout from the Justice Department’s decision to revoke the league’s $20 million tax break in connection with its use of the adn programming language to promote the NFL.
The league has already been criticized for not giving enough attention to the adne programming language as it was developed by Google Inc. and other companies.
The league’s tax break was part of a $100 million agreement with the state of New York to promote adn.
In a statement, NFL Executive Vice President of Business Development and Communications Jeff Pash said, “We are pleased to be able to bring our brand of innovation and game-changing content to viewers across the country, which is why we will be offering our state-sponsored television network to all 32 teams, teams and leagues that have agreed to support adn.”
The network will air its first game on Sept. 1, with coverage in primetime on CBS.
The network’s first game will air on Sept 1 against the Minnesota Vikings.