In a major reversal for DIRECTV, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated:
… he is looking into a streaming version of NFL Sunday Ticket…
It was not too long ago – 2014 to be exact – that the NFL renewed their deal with DIRECTV for NFL Sunday Ticket. That deal was to run until 2022, but the NFL had an option that let them revisit the contract in 2020.
It now looks like they are going to take advantage of that to launch their own streaming service which will include Sunday Ticket. Goodell went on to say that:
“We’re having great discussions with DirecTV and AT&T. We’ve had a 25-year partnership and we want to continue that partnership, but we also are looking to see how we can change the delivery.”
“We’re looking to make sure that we continue to deliver this package, which is a premium package of great content. We want it delivered on several different platforms.”
How this is all going to break down is still a question. Initial reports state that the NFL wants to split rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket. This will allow them to sell a streaming version of the NFL Sunday Ticket to interested viewers. Now this isn’t going to happen overnight. DIRECTV will still have the rights for the remainder of this year and any changes will only happen in 2020.
Streaming the NFL for Free
Of course, if you’re not interested in paying DIRECTV or anyone else for your sports streaming, you do have other options available to you. Using an addon like Sports 365, for example, you can easily access all of the streams at no cost at all.
In fact, when you pair Sports 365 up with a decent VPN like IPVanish, you can benefit even more. IPVanish has servers all over the world so regardless of where you are, you can watch the latest games quickly and easily.