Rumor: Google Wants to Buy NFL Sunday Ticket


GoogleHere’s a fun combination to ponder: The world’s most powerful media company and America’s most popular sport. That could happen if Google buys the rights to the NFL’s Sunday Ticket package, the all-you-can-eat subscription-TV service currently owned by DirecTV. As I’ve noted before, the DirecTV deal ends at the end of the 2014 NFL season, which would mean it would make sense for the league to start talking to potential bidders now. And it is. Today, according to sources, Google CEO Larry Page, along with YouTube content boss Robert Kyncl, met with a delegation from the NFL led by commissioner Roger Goodell. And the Sunday Ticket package was among the topics of discussion, according to people familiar with the meeting. A Google rep declined to comment, and I’m still waiting to hear back from an NFL rep.

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