Sunday Ticket

Frontrunners

The NFL’s current deal with DirecTV for the Sunday Ticket is set to expire after the 2022 season.

Sunday Ticket

Frontrunners

And by the looks of things, two media titans are the early frontrunners to get it in the next big deal.

Sunday Ticket

Frontrunners

According to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal, Amazon and Apple have emerged as the “frontrunners” to get the NFL broadcast package for their respective streaming services.

Sunday Ticket

Frontrunners

But they are also facing competition from Disney, who would like to make NFL Sunday Ticket a part of their ESPN+ package.

Sunday Ticket

Frontrunners

DirecTV currently pays an average of $1.5 billion a year for the exclusive rights to Sunday Ticket.

Sunday Ticket

Frontrunners

But SBJ sources say that the next contract will net the NFL upwards of $2 billion per year.

Sunday Ticket

Frontrunners

Between Amazon and Apple, it would look like Amazon is more prepared to take control of the NFL Sunday Ticket.

Sunday Ticket

Frontrunners

They’ve been ramping up their NFL content over the past few years and are making bigger and bigger moves into the live broadcast space.