There could be some major changes coming with the NFL’s extremely popular Sunday Ticket package with DirecTV.
It could be heading to streaming, per Awful Announcing, with some candidates to take it on including ESPN+, Amazon and DAZN.
The NFL has the ability to opt-out of (its) exclusive agreement withDirecTV after this season with a contract that is slated to run through the 2022 season. ... Sports Business Journal reports from the NFL owners meetings that the NFL has only heard interest from streaming platforms like ESPN+, Amazon, and DAZN on a Sunday Ticket deal. However, the streaming platforms aren’t ready to pay the $1.5 billion asking price for the exclusive rights to Sunday Ticket as of yet and are looking at buying in as a non-exclusive rights partner at a much cheaper rate. Furthermore, DirecTV may be interested in going down a similar road, wary of the massive rights fees for the Sunday Ticket package as an exclusive ... A non-exclusive Sunday Ticket would represent a huge change in the industry and (likely) a huge win for football fans.