DirecTV may give up NFL Sunday Ticket

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DirecTV may give up its hold on exclusive rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket package when its deal expires after the 2022 season, according to a Yahoo Finance.

The AT&T owned company has controlled rights to the service, which allows subscribers to watch nearly every game on the NFL schedule, for more than two decades.

“I don’t think we look at that and say it’s a growth product,” AT&T Chief Operating Officer John Stankey said.

“I don’t think we’re going to wake up a year from now and suddenly there’s going to be more people in the United States that want to watch an out-of-market team.”

DirecTV is said to pay an average annual fee of $1.5 billion for exclusive rights to NFL Sunday Ticket, but loses more than $500 million each year on the deal according to Wall Street Journal.

The service has roughly two million paid subscribers.

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