Along: Associated Press, via Nexstar Media Wire
Has been updated:
YouTube TV has emerged as a likely candidate to land the NFL’s “Sunday Ticket” package for the off-market game, but the two sides have yet to finalize a deal, two people familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. said to
A deal could be announced as early as Wednesday, according to people familiar with the matter, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The Wall Street Journal first reported that Google-owned YouTube TV was the frontrunner for packages that would allow fans to catch the game on Sunday afternoon.
“Sunday Ticket” has been on DirecTV since 1994. The satellite provider is paying $1.5 billion a year on his eight-year contract, which expires at the end of this season.
Viewers pay about $300 per season for the Sunday Ticket, which has an average of 2 million subscribers. As of August, DirecTV had a total of 13.9 million subscribers.
It’s the second time in less than two years that the NFL has partnered with a streaming service to air the game. His 11-year contract with Amazon Prime Video for the league on Thursday night games began this season.
Besides Amazon, Apple, and ESPN, it was considered a “Sunday Ticket” candidate.
Google announced in June that YouTube TV, which launched in 2017, has surpassed 5 million accounts, making it the largest internet-based pay-TV service in the United States. This number includes users during a free promotional trial.
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