There is no doubt that the National Football League is king when it comes to popular sports in the United States, but for many avid fans around the country, it meant having to sign up with DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket in order to watch all games across the league on Sunday.
With that comes the option of having 2 mix channels that can show up to eight games at once as well as the ever-popular DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel that does not have commercials and will show every single scoring play.
On Friday, Commisioner Roger Goodell says he is looking into a streaming version of NFL Sunday Ticket and it sounds like the NFL might take advantage of an early opt-out of their contract with DIRECTV for NFL Sunday Ticket that runs through 2022, which would be just before the 2020 season.
The NFL is considering splitting up the rights to make games more widely available now that people don’t only watch at home.
“We’re having great discussions with DirecTV and AT&T,” Goodell said via Bloomberg.com. “We’ve had a 25-year partnership and we want to continue that partnership, but we also are looking to see how we can change the delivery.”
$1.5 billion a year is what DirecTV pays right now to the league to have exclusive rights to offer NFL Sunday Ticket to its subscribers.
“We’re looking to make sure that we continue to deliver this package, which is a premium package of great content,” Goodell said. “We want it delivered on several different platforms.”
2018 NFL SUNDAY TICKET regular full-season retail price was $293.94, while 2018 NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX regular full-season retail price was as high as $395.94.