The NFL is reportedly considering exercising an exit clause in their pact with DirecTV, a decision that would revoke the satellite provider’s exclusive rights to broadcast Sunday Ticket at the completion of the 2019 season; DirecTV currently pays the league $1.5 million/year to carry all “out of market” NFL games.

If the league opts out of the current agreement, many believe they’ll package satellite rights with global streaming rights and continue to grow the revenue pie.

It’s feasible a technology player like Google or Amazon could win the rights; Google has previously bid on the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket and Amazon is already a league broadcast partner.

But considering neither company has satellite capabilities, if one were to acquire the package, it’s more than likely they would carve out the satellite broadcast rights and re-sell them.

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