SUNDAY TICKET STAYS AT DIRECTV THROUGH 2020 SEASON

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  1. Athlon646464

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    From a story here:

    Sunday Ticket Stays At DirecTV Through 2020 Season

    "The NFL is sticking with AT&T/DirecTV for its Sunday Ticket package through the 2020-21 season, according to The Athletic.

    The NFL had been entertaining giving digital streaming products a chance at the rights to the package, though it appears the DAZNs and ESPN+s of the world will have to wait a bit longer."
     
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  2. stoutman

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    I suspect it will reappear on Directv Now and U-Verse shortly.
     
  3. dtv757

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    Wait u verse had NFL ST ??

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  4. JoeTheDragon

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    have 0 plans for the bar scene
     
  5. HGuardian

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    Possible it could go the way of UFC PPV on ESPN+. Commercial accounts still get the feed through their cable/satellite but residential accounts are forced to pay for ESPN+ and stream it. Hope I’m wrong.

    I’m ok if they have an exclusive streaming partner, but they should open it up to Dish and all the cable providers on the pay TV side.
     
  6. slice1900

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    I think it is more likely that after 2020 Directv remains the exclusive cable/satellite provider but NFLST is also offered by an exclusive streaming provider for personal use only (i.e. commercial users will still need Directv)

    That exclusive streaming provider might even be AT&T, but whoever it is the NFL would require it to be a standalone product not something bundled in with something else (i.e. Amazon can't make it an add on to Prime, or AT&T make it an add on to Directv Now)
     
  7. Rob37

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    I didn’t buy a 4K tv to stream anything. NFL Sunday Ticket better not leave DIRECTV after 2020.
     
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  8. the2130

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    Doesn't the contract actually run through the 2021 season, which would mean DirecTV has it for 2 seasons after this year? The report linked here refers to the "2020-21 season", which is not the way the NFL refers to its seasons. The upcoming season is the 2019 season, not the 2019-20 season.
     
  9. raott

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    Bad news for consumers. I cannot wait for the day when I have a choice of providers if I want ST.
     
  10. slice1900

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    They renewed the deal for an 8 year term covering the 2015 through 2022 seasons - i.e. four more seasons including the one that starts in a couple months. You can google this and see, I just did to confirm it.

    Not sure why all the articles seem to say different. I wonder if someone got it wrong and then everyone else is copying that wrong information? Either that or it has been adjusted to end earlier than originally scheduled.
     
  11. StangGT909

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    Got my July bill with no NFL auto renewal. Not even the $0.00 one month ahead warning.

    Is it possible they were waiting for this negotiation to be complete prior to billing everyone ?
     
  12. lacubs

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    Directv is probably thinking "why didn't we raised the price again" lol
     
  13. WestDC

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    NFLST Free Since 2015 --NOT MISSING it at all -Hope you all enjoy it :thumbsup:
     
  14. mjd180

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    Not that it matters since you can just sign up anyway, but: the auto-renewal notice has been listed on the last 2-3 bills. If your bill isn’t saying anything yet, you may not be set for it to happen...
     
  15. dtv757

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    Not me , hope it stays on D* or gets added to telco tv companies .

    I would hate to see NFL ST on "cable " cos

    But u do agree NFL needs a better online platform like MLB.TV


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  16. stoutman

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    Sorry, I meant the NFL channel that was removed.
     
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    I wouldnt mind u verse , fios , and CL tv having NFL ST

    That would bring them (telco) more customers

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  18. slice1900

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    I don't think cable companies would even be interested in NFLST if there's going to be a streaming option. All their customers have have broadband available to them since the cable companies all offer it, so what's the incentive for e.g. Comcast to offer NFLST on cable when their customers will all be able to buy it via streaming?

    If NFLST is a standalone streaming product with a standalone app Comcast would probably just put the app on their equipment, to make it easy for their customers to sign up and watch without getting a streaming set top if they don't already have one.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    Yeah that way it can cost more...
     
  20. JoeTheDragon

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    Business TV for bars is an area where they may want to get into.
     

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