Originally Posted by DerekinMerrick
does 2014 mean this year or next year (feb 2014 or feb 2015). They have to be up to something. No way they are losing so many customers who can't get direct tv.. All the NFL cares about is money. They will expand somehow. I just hope its next year cause I am one of those people who can't get direct tv
It means the END of the 2014 Football Season. So the current deal with the NFL runs out Jan 1st, 2015(or whenever the last week of the 2014 season is), unless re-upped.
A $BILLION is ALOT for one company too pay, and DirecTV execs feel(at least back in March 2013) that it might just be way too much for them to handle.
So if the NFL expands to, let's say AppleTV/Comcast/Verizon/Dish Network and that is it, they "should" be able to come close to DOUBLING that total between just 4 providers.($500 million each let's say).
And I just named 4 providers that have NOTHING to do with each other. Just picked them at random. I have TWC, and knowing their track record, they would probably not pay up for the package.
But I can see at least STB Company(ROKU/AppleTV/GOOGLETV/etc...) that provides streaming getting involved. But I can see only one, for exclusivity.