If you’re a football fan fearful that there may not be an NFL season due to the labor dispute, at least be thankful that you’re not DirecTV and stand to lose between $600 million $750 million from the lack of football.
John wanted online access to DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket, which lets viewers watch just about any NFL game that isn’t blacked out, but he didn’t want to have to order DirecTV for the privilege. When he read that the company started selling the service online — but only to those who are restricted from ordering DirecTV — he thought of a ruse that would get the provider to give him the nod of approval.
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.
Reader Ted writes to us about DirecTV’s auto-renewing sports packages, specially NFL Sunday Ticket. He says his subscription was automatically renewed even though he canceled.