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NFL, DirecTV agree to terms on new 'Sunday Ticket' deal

NFL and DirecTV agree to new billion-dollar deal for rights to the 'Sunday Ticket' programming.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have one of the largest fan bases in the NFL, and many of those fans rely on DirecTV's 'NFL Sunday Ticket' package to watch their favorite team from the comfort of their own home.

As of a few months ago, there were rumors the NFL was shopping the package around to other companies in an attempt to make more money on the overall deal with the distributor.

Whatever the league did, it worked.

The NFL announced Wednesday they have come to terms with DirecTV on an extension of their current deal with the Sunday Ticket sports package.

Darren Rovell of ESPN reported the deal is an 8-year, $1.5 billion deal, which is a 50-percent increase over the $1 billion deal they previously had together.

DirecTV is rolling out new options where non-DirecTV subscribers can get the Sunday Ticket package on their computers, tablets and other hand-held devices simply by paying for the product, as well as offering new channels geared specifically for the Fantasy Football guru.

If you're like me and live outside of your favorite team's regional network area, and you bought DirecTV for the sole purpose of Sunday Ticket, then you'll be happy to know you won't have to switch providers anytime soon.

For more information on DirecTV's Sunday Ticket package, check out their NFL Sunday Ticket website for more detailed information.