The National Football League and DirecTV have extended their deal that will keep NFL Sunday Ticket an exclusive offering of DirecTV.
"We are pleased to continue our partnership with DIRECTV," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "DIRECTV and NFL SUNDAY TICKET have served our fans well for 20 years and continue to complement our broadcast television packages. We also appreciate DIRECTV’s commitment to NFL Network, which it has carried since the channel launched in 2003."
Terms of the deal, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed. Earlier reports from L.A. Biz sister publication SportsBusiness Journal said the new deal would bring in between $1.3 and $1.4 billion a year for the NFL.
"This new agreement is a testament to the terrific long-term relationship we have with the NFL and its millions of fans across the country," said Mike White, chairman, president and CEO of DIRECTV. "NFL SUNDAY TICKET has always been the centerpiece of DIRECTV’s sports leadership and we’re pleased to continue our relationship with the NFL and be a part of the league’s future growth and success."
The current agreement has El Segundo's DirecTV paying $1 billion a year.
The Sunday Ticket package will continue to include the Red Zone Channel and the DirecTV Fantasy Zone channel.
In addition, DirecTV and the NFL also extended their NFL Network distribution relationship to offer its customers TV Everywhere access to NFL Network.