NFL Sunday Ticket Is Leaving DirecTV And Taking Its Talents To YouTube TV For A Reported $2.5 Billion

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Oh, man. There’s so much glory here for me as a YouTube TV guy.

The National Football League (NFL) announced Dec. 22 that the franchise agreed to a multi-year deal with Google in which YouTube TV and YouTube Primetime Channels will exclusively carry NFL Sunday Ticket to football fans in the U.S. The deal is set to begin in 2023 and is worth around $2.5 billion, the New York Times reported.

NFL Sunday Ticket will be available in two different ways through YouTube’s subscription services: as an add-on package through YouTube TV, and as a stand-alone “a-la-carte” on YouTube Primetime Channels.

Based on your location, NFL Sunday Ticket gives you the ability to watch all out-of-market Sunday games throughout the regular season, giving fans a chance to see all of the teams and players outside their area — which is absolutely perfect for fantasy football. New-and-improved features and functionality for Sunday Ticket will be made public sometime before the 2023 campaign, the NFL added.

Oh, and even more fantastic news: NFL RedZone will still be available for us YouTube TV’ers.

As somebody who has been riding with YouTube TV for years now, this is absolutely glorious for me. I already have MLB.tv and NBA League Pass, I’ve already mentioned NFL RedZone and now we’re getting NFL Sunday Ticket?

If Google can pull off the rights to United States Soccer, Major League Soccer and the English Premier League (and all of their tournaments, like the Carabao Cup and FA Cup), we’re talking about perfection here. Don’t get me wrong, we can throw the NHL in there too, but if they can add soccer on to what they already have in football, basketball and baseball — dude, I’m set as a sports fan. (RELATED: Trace McSorley To Start For Arizona Cardinals At QB After Colt McCoy Ruled Out With Concussion)

This is just outright glory, what’s going on right now with YouTube TV.

Thank you, guys. Thank you. Now just work on all of that soccer for me.