Roger Goodell Says The NFL Is Considering Ending DirectTV’s Sunday Ticket

For many passionate NFL fans, DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket is a must, as it allows fans to see every out-of-market game, DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel, and a game mix channel that shows every Sunday game on one screen, among other great features. 

Commisioner Roger Goodell said Friday that 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.”

DirecTV pays $1.5 billion a year to the NFL for exclusive rights to offer NFL Sunday Ticket to its subscribers. The deal with DirectTV runs through 2022 but the NFL has the right to take the Sunday Ticket away and sell the package.

The league already has a nonexclusive streaming deal with Verizon for mobile devices and computers. It also has a Thursday night streaming deal with Amazon. 

“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.”


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