DirecTV extends NFL Sunday Ticket package in $12-billion deal
DirecTV and the NFL have agreed to extend the NFL Sunday Ticket package in an eight-year, $12-billion deal that they said expands the satellite broadcaster’s rights to stream the football games online and on mobile devices.
The package, exclusive to DirecTV, lets subscribers access every out-of-market NFL game on Sunday afternoons. This season, it costs subscribers $240, and a $330 NFL Sunday Ticket Max package includes mobile and online access as well as extras such as Red Zone Channel, which shows highlights.
Under the new deal, DirecTV is going to pay a higher price. According to a company spokesman, it’s “an increase of around 6% per year, on the low end of our guidance.”
According to a person with knowledge of the deal, DirecTV will pay the NFL $1.5 billion per season, on average. That’s up from $1 billion a season under the current deal, which expires at the end of this season.
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