“NFL Sunday Ticket” on YouTube: A Way Forward for the Next Generation of Prosecutive Sports” Commissioner Roger Laden tells CNBC
Starting next season, “NFL Sunday Ticket” will be available as an add-on package on YouTube TV and standalone a la carte on YouTube Primetime Channels.
The NFL was seeking $2.5 billion per season for the package, which has been on DirecTV since 1994. The satellite provider will pay an average of $1.5 billion per year for the next eight years.
During an interview with CNBC in the summer, Commissioner Roger Laden said that the next move for “Sunday Ticket” would be to a streaming service because that would be the best option for fans.
He said that the partnership was another example of them looking towards the future and building the next generation of NFL fans.
Google said in June that YouTube TV, which was launched in 2017, had surpassed 5 million accounts and was the biggest internet-based pay TV service in the U.S. That number includes users on free promotional trials.
YouTube Primetime Channels, which launched in November, is a service that allows users to subscribe and watch content from streaming services on the YouTube app.
The contracts with CBS and Fox mean that the price is not expected to go down much with ” Sunday Ticket” moving to YouTube.
The Quarterback Project: a Sports-Centered TV Series focusing on the Three NFL Pro Bowl quarterbacks of the Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs
There’s a new service called which is getting into football. The new docuseries, Quarterback, will focus on the three quarterbacks of the National Football League: Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings and Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Tech Volunteers. The series is expected to premiere in the summer.
The Hollywood Reporter states that this approach is indicative of a different format for the follow-up seasons, as there is only one season ordered so far.
The new shows will help Netflix compete in an increasingly crowded field of sports-focused streaming options. While Apple just started season two of its pro surfing docu-series Make or Break, Amazon just wrapped its first year of a deal for Thursday Night Football, and Google / YouTube won the bidding for the rights to broadcast the sport.