Google, the intrusive internet company that seemingly is moving into every facet of your internet experience could be poised to be moving into the television realm with a possible deal with the NFL. The company which sends vehicles through neighborhoods for street level views and reportedly owns a drone, is possibly going to jump into the fray of the television market by purchasing the broadcast rights to the wildly popular NFL Sunday Ticket, which Direct TV currently holds the rights to.
Direct TV’s contract will expire after the 2014 season and the NFL might be currently listening to offers for a new deal after the 2014 season.
According to the website allthingsd.com, Google CEO Larry Page and YouTube content manager Robert Kyncl has already met with a delegation from the NFL, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, to discuss options. The current deal with Direct TV is worth $1 billion a year. If the current popularity of the NFL continues through the next two seasons, and there is no reason to believe it won’t, a bidding war for the rights of the NFL Sunday Ticket could skyrocket, creating another windfall for the league.
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