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That story is 3 weeks old, Amazon has pulled ahead again with it’s partnership on NFL Media properties.
Is there an official press release saying the actual deal was completed?
Noooooo
Just that they were supposidly close to a deal
Nothing written in stone yet
 
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Depending where you read, there are at least 3 potential streaming suitors: Amazon, Disney (ESPN+), and Discovery/Warner (HBOMax).
 
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That story is 3 weeks old, Amazon has pulled ahead again with it’s partnership on NFL Media properties.

I don't think "Amazon has pulled ahead" so much as "the most recent rumor said Amazon was in the lead".

Truth is, no one outside of execs at the NFL and the companies involved know anything. Most of the articles we read are speculation not worth any more than yours or mine.
 
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I don't think "Amazon has pulled ahead" so much as "the most recent rumor said Amazon was in the lead".

Truth is, no one outside of execs at the NFL and the companies involved know anything. Most of the articles we read are speculation not worth any more than yours or mine.
Only the NFL knows what the bids are from the suiters.
 
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Depending where you read, there are at least 3 potential streaming suitors: Amazon, Disney (ESPN+), and Discovery/Warner (HBOMax).
Apple is also often mentioned as a potential future destination for NFL ST. Seems like an odd fit to me but they've supposedly had discussions with the NFL about it.
 
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Not the biggest fan of SBJ, they get over their heads a lot, but for what its worth.
 
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DirecTV is taking it on the chin in a big way.

After years of having NFL Sunday Ticket exclusivity despite being one of the least popular television providers, the league’s deal with the carrier is finally set to expire after the 2022 NFL season.

For millions of football fans, this is great news.

According to owner AT&T in its Q2 2021 earnings report, the total number of combined DirecTV customers, AT&T TV customers, and AT&T U-verse customers is just 15.412 million.

This represents a massive drop of 2.3 million aggregate subscribers from the same time period in 2020.

While AT&T doesn’t break down subs by specific service, DirecTV is clearly on its last legs. At the very least, it no longer has the clout to pay what the NFL is likely to ask for its Sunday Ticket product.

DirecTV – in sixth place at +600 – might as well be off the list altogether. The NFL has wanted out of this contract for ages, and DirecTV can’t hang with the other players.

Even if they could muster the same bid – or a slightly bigger one – the NFL wants to grow its audience and its reach. That simply can’t happen with a traditional satellite TV provider in 2023.


 
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DirecTV is taking it on the chin in a big way.

After years of having NFL Sunday Ticket exclusivity despite being one of the least popular television providers, the league’s deal with the carrier is finally set to expire after the 2022 NFL season.

For millions of football fans, this is great news.

According to owner AT&T in its Q2 2021 earnings report, the total number of combined DirecTV customers, AT&T TV customers, and AT&T U-verse customers is just 15.412 million.

This represents a massive drop of 2.3 million aggregate subscribers from the same time period in 2020.

While AT&T doesn’t break down subs by specific service, DirecTV is clearly on its last legs. At the very least, it no longer has the clout to pay what the NFL is likely to ask for its Sunday Ticket product.

DirecTV – in sixth place at +600 – might as well be off the list altogether. The NFL has wanted out of this contract for ages, and DirecTV can’t hang with the other players.

Even if they could muster the same bid – or a slightly bigger one – the NFL wants to grow its audience and its reach. That simply can’t happen with a traditional satellite TV provider in 2023.


Just another opinion piece..no actual facts
 
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When is “the end of the 2022 season?”

Spring 2022? Spring 2023? Some other date?
 
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DirecTV is taking it on the chin in a big way.

After years of having NFL Sunday Ticket exclusivity despite being one of the least popular television providers, the league’s deal with the carrier is finally set to expire after the 2022 NFL season.
How exactly is the largest TV provider for almost 2 decades, and still going "the least popular". The actual facts would be that it is the MOST popular, as it has the largest customer numbers.
For millions of football fans, this is great news.

According to owner AT&T in its Q2 2021 earnings report, the total number of combined DirecTV customers, AT&T TV customers, and AT&T U-verse customers is just 15.412 million.
Wow, just 15M. rolleyes
This represents a massive drop of 2.3 million aggregate subscribers from the same time period in 2020.
Yeah, the cord cutting deal was a thing.
While AT&T doesn’t break down subs by specific service, DirecTV is clearly on its last legs.
Right. So evey other provider, with less customers is on which leg?
The NFL has wanted out of this contract for ages
The one they keep renewing.
Even if they could muster the same bid – or a slightly bigger one – the NFL wants to grow its audience and its reach. That simply can’t happen with a traditional satellite TV provider in 2023
Really? Once again, the NFL could care less how many people watch the SUPPLEMENTAL NFLST package, only what the exculsuive provider is willing to pay for it.

A fact free opinion piece by somebody who doesn't know enough to comment.

 
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