NFL Sunday Ticket Will Remain DirecTV Exclusive Until 2014

Sorry, cable and FiOS subscribers — the NFL and DirecTV have extended their Sunday Ticket exclusivity agreement until 2014 — with DirecTV paying a whopping $4 billion for the rights.

There is hope, however, as the “Red Zone Channel” (aruguably the best part of NFL Sunday Ticket and maybe the greatest thing in the history of television) will be made available on cable, mobile phones and the internet.

DirecTV will by 2012 provide the package through broadband to extend its reach to fans who can’t receive satellite transmissions. The league and DirecTV also will make available through cable, mobile phones and the Internet the Red Zone channel, which switches between games as teams move into scoring position.

NFL, DirecTV Extend Sunday Ticket Package Through 2014 Season [Bloomberg]

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