There has been a lot of talk of the NFL exploring options other than it’s Sunday Ticket partnership with DirecTV, which gives the cable provider exclusive rights to deliver all games to subscribers for a premium price. As we advance further into the digital age, it only makes sense – but that day might come sooner than we expect.
In a Bloomberg News report, Roger Goodell said that the NFL has “had a great 25-year partnership” and that they “want to continue that partnership.” He also stated that “we’re having great discussions with DirecTV and AT&T.”
That statement, along with DirecTV already bracing Sunday Ticket subscribers for a change could mean we could see an end to the cable provider’s exclusive relationship with the league as early as this season.
The NFL certainly has the resources to opt out of their deal with DirecTV after the 2019 season. The commissioner went on to say on the matter “we want (football) delivered on several different platforms.”