Keeping an eye on the NFL & Sunday Ticket
The latest news on this suggests that DirecTV may not look to renew this exclusivity past the 2020-2021 NFL season. If DirecTV loses exclusivity... then what is next?
- Does Sunday Ticket become available to any cable or satellite provider?
- Does another provider negotiate exclusivity with the NFL?
There is Supreme Court class action activity involving the NFL and it's Sunday Ticket platform. The activity revolves around whether consumers should have to pay a premium for out of market NFL games. We are still likely years away from a resolution, but this does open up the possibility of out of market NFL games being available to all consumers and providers at no or a greatly reduced rate. Additional details below...