YouTube TV Lands NFL Sunday Ticket After Reported $2.5 Billion-Per-12 months Deal
NFL Sunday Ticket has a brand new house — the league’s recreation broadcast package deal is transferring to YouTube TV beginning subsequent season … and the deal is reportedly price a whopping $2.5 BILLION a 12 months.
There was an intense bidding conflict to safe the rights to the favored subscription-based product … with ESPN, Apple and Amazon pursuing an settlement.
The NFL made the transfer official on Thursday … with commissioner Roger Goodell releasing an announcement on the choice to go together with Google, which owns YouTube TV.
“We’re excited to deliver NFL Sunday Ticket to YouTube TV and YouTube Primetime Channels and usher in a brand new period of how followers throughout the US watch and comply with the NFL,” the commish stated.
“For numerous years we have now been centered on elevated digital distribution of our video games and this partnership is yet one more instance of us trying in direction of the long run and constructing the subsequent era of NFL followers.”
Sunday Ticket will now be out there as an add-on package deal with YouTube TV … in addition to standalone à la carte on the streaming platform’s Primetime channels.
Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft — the chairman of the league’s media committee — additionally spoke in regards to the deal … saying, “Because the methods followers get pleasure from NFL soccer evolve in a altering media panorama, partnerships with innovators like YouTube will make sure that extra video games can be found to extra fan.”
“This partnership will develop our recreation for future generations and permit them to comply with their favourite sport.”