Customers of WOW Digital Basic Cable in Michigan and elsewhere won’t be receiving the NFL Network as of Aug. 1.

The cable company said cost was the issue.

In a message to subscribers, CEO Collenn Abdoulah said: “The bottom line is this: We accept that programming expenses increase each year. We don’t like it, but we get that everyone has a business to run — as do we. Unfortunately, in today’s environment, the increases demanded by many programming networks are excessive. So while we believe the NFL Network to be a worthy channel, it’s not worth carrying at any price.”

WOW said games of local NFL teams will continue to be aired on local broadcast stations and are not affected.

In Michigan, WOW cable is offered in Allen Park, Berkley, Canton Township, Centerline, Clawson, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Ferndale, Fraser, Garden City, Grosse Ile, Harrison Township, Hazel Park,
Huntington Woods, Lincoln Park, Madison Heights, Melvindale, Mt. Clemens, Northville, Northville Township, Pleasant Ridge, Plymouth, Plymouth Township, Riverview, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Roseville, Royal Oak, Shelby Township, Southgate, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Trenton, Troy, Utica, Warren, Wayne, Westland and Woodhaven.

(c) 2010, WWJ Newsradio 950.

Comments (5)
  1. Dereke Beaulieu says:

    This is totally unacceptable I pay way to much money for your cable service and I am very upset by your decision to drop the nfl network from your line up of channels,I will be looking for another cable service that does have the nfl network!!!

  2. paul says:

    The reason I have wow is for nfl network, this is unacceptable. In today environment, service is the most importtant trait for businesses, and WoW just blew it! I will be looking for another carrier.

  3. Cecil Gurganus says:

    Absolutely so typical of the WOW cable system. Refusing to find the right price for their cable subscribers, WOW just drops the NFL Network. Does not matter what their customers think. Just ignore their customers but still having the most expensive cable system available. Customers don’t matter to WOW.

    Notice the webpage says Name OR Email but will not accept submit unless BOTH name and email blocks are filled in.

    1. MFC3778 says:

      it says name and email or facebook connect…. not name or email… reading is something people chose not to do these days… I only keep wow because they do not send threat letters when you use your internet the way you chose… I do not have a large enough cable plan to even miss the nfl network

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