NFL Network, which was the NFL’s flagship cable network for more than a decade, is reportedly considering shutting down after six years of operations.
NFLN was founded in 2011 by former NFL Network and NFL Network Radio producer Bob Myers and has been one of the NFL Network’s most popular shows since its debut.
According to an anonymous source with knowledge of the talks, the network could close after a sixth year.
NFL Network is a joint venture between ESPN and Comcast, and its parent company, the National Football League, is the official home of the league.
A Comcast spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
The sources told the ESPN report that the network will be shut down “at the end of the year” and that it will not be replaced by a new network.
It is unclear how many NFL Network employees are part of the negotiations.
Myers, who has been with ESPN since the beginning of the network’s existence, will leave the network after the 2018 season, according to ESPN.
“Bob Myers will leave NFL Network to join NBCUniversal as a creative consultant for NBCUniversal,” the network said in a statement.
“He will remain an anchor and co-host of NFL Network for the foreseeable future.”
NBCUniversal, the parent company of NFL, will be a joint owner of NFLN.
Myers’ departure comes less than a month after the network announced it had secured a deal to buy a majority stake in NFL Network.
The network has a deal with ESPN to air the network.
The new ownership will reportedly make the network a bigger player in the sports-broadcasting market.
The NFL Network has had some tough years since its launch.
In the last few years, the company’s ratings have plummeted and it has been under pressure to do something about its ratings woes.
Last year, NFLN reached a deal in which ESPN and NBCUniversal would purchase a portion of the company for $1.2 billion.
However, the deal was contingent on ESPN and CBS agreeing to pay an additional $1 billion for the network, according the report.
It was not clear whether the deal included any money for the remaining assets of the cable network.
In October 2017, the NFL announced that the company had reached a $1bn deal to acquire the company, but a number of key owners were still upset about the outcome.