Amid reports that a new agreement is near for the NFL Sunday Ticket Package to remain exclusively on DirecTV, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested at today’s owners meeting that he expects to be in business with DirecTV for years to come.
“We’re still within an exclusive negotiation period with DirecTV. They’ve been a teriffic partner,” Goodell said.
AT&T is in the process of purchasing DirecTV, and Goodell said he sees no reason to believe that there will be any significant obstacles to doing business with DirecTV under its new ownership.
“We’ll continue our negotiations but they have been very productive to date and we hope to bring them to a successful conclusion soon,” Goodell said.
Many fans wish their cable companies could get in on the Sunday Ticket action, but that appears awfully unlikely. It sounds like if you want to be able to watch every NFL game from the comfort of your home, you’re going to have to have a satellite dish.