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.
â€œI donâ€™t think we look at that and say itâ€™s a growth product,â€ AT&T Chief Operating Officer John Stankey said.
â€œI donâ€™t think weâ€™re going to wake up a year from now and suddenly thereâ€™s going to be more people in the United States that want to watch an out-of-market team.â€
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.