NFL Sunday Ticket will be leaving DirecTV after the 2022 season.
After months of speculation and rumors, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that Sunday Ticket will be leaving DirecTV and coming to a streaming service near you. A decision will be made in the fall.
“I clearly believe we’ll be moving to a streaming service,” Goodell said.
According to CNBC, Apple, Disney, and Amazon have all made bids of the package. Disney is the owner of ESPN+, so that would be a convenient fit for sports fans while Amazon already has a relationship with the NFL thanks to their new deal for Thursday Night Football.
Apple is also an interesting fit as it continues to expand its sports portfolio which includes Friday Night Major League Baseball games and a package for Major League Soccer.
Unfortunately, because of the NFL’s contracts with CBS and FOX, the $300+ a year price for the Sunday Ticket package is unlikely to be drastically reduced. A price decrease would obviously be more fan-friendly and make the service available to a wider market, but the networks must protect their contracts for local games.
Even with the price tag, having the ability to stream Sunday Ticket on the go and from various devices will make the service more appealing for fans across the country looking to watch whichever game they please.
Will you be buying?