Good news for NFL fans who have DIRECTV STREAM. Recently DIRECTV partnered with the National Football League renewing a multi-year affiliate agreement with NFL Media. The new agreement announced last month will extend existing coverage of NFL Networks on DIRECTV in addition to adding DIRECTV STREAM and U-Verse to NFL Network’s distribution, which already averages 16.7 million people tuning in per game.
Now DIRECTV STREAM has announced that on July 17th, the NFL Network will join DIRECTV STREAM. No word on when the Redzone Channel will show up, but it is expected before the start of the NFL season. You will need the Sports Pack to get these channels, though.
You may already see the network in your lineup but it won’t start broadcasting until the 17th of July.
“DIRECTV was an initial launch partner of NFL Network over 20 years ago and we’re thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership which caters to millions of DIRECTV customers who are NFL fans,” said Hans Schroeder, Executive Vice President of Media Distribution for the NFL. “This renewal will provide fans across all DIRECTV platforms the ability to watch NFL Network’s award-winning coverage of America’s most popular sport while also giving greater access to the wildly popular NFL RedZone.”
“With this agreement, DIRECTV continues a long-standing partnership with the NFL and maintains our sports leadership position by delivering the best of sports content to our customers,” said Rob Thun, chief content officer of DIRECTV. “This deal strengthens our NFL relationship as it includes expanded carriage of NFL Network and all the best action from Sunday’s games with NFL RedZone, which is now available to customers across all three DIRECTV platforms.”
Also, DIRECTV customers who subscribed to the Premier package between April 6th and June 28th, 2023, will get the Sports Pack for free with the NFL Network. Sadly if you signed up before or after that, you are out of luck and will need to pay for the Sports Pack.
In addition to exclusive live preseason and regular season games, DIRECTV customers will get access to NFL’s most popular studio shows, including Good Morning Football, NFL GameDay Morning, NFL Total Access, A Football Life, NFL 360, and America’s Game.