Sunday Ticket is set to move from DirecTV to YouTube TV, but there are still some issues that are going on in the legal world.
The NFL will face a $6 billion class action lawsuit for allegedly limiting televised games and hiking the cost of “Sunday Ticket,” according to Front Office Sports. The report says that attorneys are seeking damages for those who purchased “Sunday Ticket” from the provider since 2011.
DirecTV had rights until the end of the 2022 season.
Via the report:
“The case will have two plaintiffs classes — individual “Sunday Ticket” residential subscribers and commercial establishments.
- There are reportedly at least 2.4 million members in the residential class.
- The commercial class has around 48,000 members.
- Lawyers for the NFL and its teams claim the plaintiffs’ lawyers failed to meet the legal requirements needed to form classes.
“We are reviewing the judge’s order,” an NFL spokesperson said. “We continue to believe that the plaintiffs’ claims have no merit and will vigorously defend our position in this matter.”
The plaintiffs seek not only monetary compensation for what they say are “overcharges” but also a court-ordered injunction that would restrain the NFL from continuing its so-called anti-competitive conduct.
The expansion of the case to a class action means if the league loses, it could be forced to pay a massive bill that would total $6.1 billion. Because of that, it could motivate the league to seek a settlement.
Back in December, the NFL announced Google’s YouTube would be the future home of its “Sunday Ticket” package of out-of-market games beginning next season.
“Sunday Ticket” will be available through YouTube TV, a digital bundle, and a la carte through YouTube’s Primetime Channels. Pricing has yet to be determined.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.