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Goodell: ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ doubtless leaving DirecTV

Goodell: ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ doubtless leaving DirecTV

It seems the NFL is poised to depart DirecTV after this season. However the query is, the place will its NFL Sunday Ticket package deal wind up subsequent?

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell all however confirmed information that has been reported over the previous yr that “NFL Sunday Ticket” goes to depart DirecTV.

The package deal, which permits followers to observe out-of-market NFL video games each week, started in 1994 and has been with satellite tv for pc TV supplier DirecTV.

Goodell stated in an interview with CNBC on Friday that the package deal will doubtless transfer to a streaming service for the 2023 season, after the NFL’s contract with DirecTV expires after this upcoming season.

“I clearly imagine we shall be transferring to a streaming service,” Goodell stated. “I feel that is greatest for the shoppers at this stage.”

DirectTV pays $1.5 billion yearly for the rights to the package deal, however reporting from CNBC has indicated the NFL desires a better fee. That has put Amazon, Disney and Apple because the three principal suitors who’ve submitted bids.

Amazon has its Amazon Prime streaming service, which can carry ‘Thursday Night time Soccer’ this upcoming season completely. Disney, in fact, owns ESPN, which has an ESPN+ streaming se

NFL Sunday Ticket prices almost $300 per season for DirecTV prospects. One thing extra accessible and cheaper has been requested for by followers for years, however in response to CNBC, the contracts between the NFL and CBS/FOX stop the DirecTV successor from considerably downgrading the $300 per yr value for the package deal, to guard these firms and their native associates.

Goodell informed CNBC a choice from the NFL about the way forward for NFL Sunday Ticket will doubtless come this fall.

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