The NFL Network provides football programming to satellite and cable subscribers. The NFL Network is a part of NFL media which also includes NFL.com, NFL films, NFL mobile, NFL Now, and NFL Red Zone. The NFL invested $100 million dollars to fund the NFL Network in 2003. Programs presented by the NFL network include Thursday Night Football, NFL Total Access, NFL AM, Playbook, Path to the Draft, NFL Top 100, and A Football Life. The NFL Network started to broadcast live NFL games in 2006. Eight regular season games were broadcast each Thursday night. Presently, every NFL team will appear at least once per year on Thursday Night Football. This past year, CBS partnered with the NFL Network to simulcast seven of the 14 Thursday Night Football games.
For the past nine years, the NFL Network has shown the NFL Draft. More in depth coverage is provided today with the addition of live coverage of the NFL Scouting Combine and the Path to the Draft, which provides information on collegiate players headed to the NFL. Morning and evening programming highlight the daily news in the NFL. NFL AM provides the viewer with events that happened the prior day, while NFL Access identifies the news that happened in that given day. Each show has former NFL players who contribute their opinions on upcoming games and news events. Playbook provides the viewer information on the current week’s slate of games with commentary on player matchups and who is predicted to win each game.