DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket 'likely' to be renewed

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

In a recent sale of the cable provider DirecTV, many NFL fans are wondering the status of the NFL Sunday Ticket package.

When news broke of the satellite cable company, DirecTV, being sold to AT&T many people were wondering what it would do in terms of programming, etc. For the misplaced NFL football fan they were worried about only one thing - NFL Sunday Ticket.

If you are like me, and are not in the viewing area to watch your beloved Pittsburgh Steelers, then you rely on that paid service to watch every game the black and gold play, all from the comfort of your own living room.

DirecTV and the NFL had yet to renew their contract for the package prior to the company's sale, but it is now reported that the two sides are 'likely' to renew the contract for a possible 20 year extension. Thats a lot of football for the NFL crazed fanatic.

The sale of the company lists no information in possible increase or decrease of the overall cost of NFL Sunday Ticket, but when customers are purchasing DirecTV only for their sports programming they would see a drastic loss of business if the NFL Sunday Ticket package were picked up by a rival company.

Needless to say, with a fan base as broad and global as SteelerNation, its nice knowing that whether you live in Maryland like me, or across the pond in England, you will be able to watch your favorite football team every Sunday, or Monday, or Thursday or the occasional Saturday. You get the point.

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