The NFL Sunday Ticket has long been a dream of cord cutters in hopes of getting access to every Sunday NFL football game.
For now, only DirecTV customers can get access to the NFL Sunday Ticket, and in 2014 the cost was $239.94 or $329.94 for the max package. Now it appears that Hulu is at least thinking about bringing the service to subscribers of Hulus new streaming service that is expected to come out early in 2017.
Hulu sent out a new round of surveys this week that included a new set of questions about sports packages that potential subscribers may be willing to pay for:
Now we have to point out this is just a maybe and that Hulu is also looking at the possibilities of MLS Direct Kick, NHL Center Ice, NBA League Pass, and MLB Extra Innings.
We have no idea if this will happen or what NFL Sunday Ticket will be included. The basic package just shows out-of-market games live; however, the NFL Sunday Ticket Max includes Red Zone Channel, DirecTV Fantasy Zone Channel, and NFL.com Fantasy.
Many inside sources have said Hulu is not planning to release their new live TV streaming service until early next year or maybe very late this year. So even if this happens it is unlikely to be available in time for the 2016 NFL season.
One question here is even if Hulu and the NFL Network wants to do this will AT&T, the new owners of DirecTV, be willing to release the rights that they reportedly paid $1.5 billion for in 2014 with the understanding that they would have exclusive rights until 2022? It is very possible for the NFL to buy out AT&T and come to some kind of new deal.
We do know that the NFL wants their games online and have even recently struck a new deal with Twitter to stream Thursday NFL games for free online.
For now all we know is Hulu would like to do this but I am sure others will also love to offer the NFL Sunday Ticket. The only question is can they strike a deal to make it happen?
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