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Apple Has Emerged As The Likely Destination For NFL's Sunday Ticket package
© By Pat McDonogh / USA TODAY NETWORK
Apple continues to rule the world. It's looking like they will be the ones landing NFL's Sunday Ticket package once DirectTV's contract expires after this year...
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The tech behemoth reportedly has emerged as the favorite to land the NFL’s Sunday Ticket package, according to Matthew Belloni of PUCK.news, via Sports Business Journal. An unnamed source told Belloni that the deal is actually done, and that it’s being kept under wraps at Apple’s request.

The price could land in the range of $2.5 billion per year. And the deal would bring Apple within the NFL’s broader broadcast-partner tent. Belloni writes that the league “likes spreading its rights around so everyone is invested in its success.” (Some would phrase that a little differently.)

DirecTV holds the Sunday Ticket rights through 2022. We’ve previously heard that the winner of the Sunday Ticket package possibly would be able to sell a sliver of the satellite rights, either to people in areas that lack high-speed Internet access or to bars.

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skullopener24 months
IPTV
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drexyl24 months
Awesome news
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JackieTreehorn24 months
Breaking news, I will not be buying.
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Trauma1424 months
Just give us a la carte paperview style purchases! I live in my team's market and don't need Sunday Ticket, but would love to have access to individual game purchases for those times I travel and want to watch my team play. I couldn't care less who gets the rights, just give me that!
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PsychTiger24 months
I would have thought NFL players were too old for Disney’s tastes.
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thejuiceisloose24 months
Apple and Disney are separate entities pal
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