Could the NFL move the Sunday Ticket from DirecTV to YouTube? It sure sounds like at least a possibility, according to Peter Kafka of AllThingsD.com.
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.
The only problem is that the NFL may not agree that YouTube is the way to go in the future.
I ran this theory by Craig Moffett, the level-headed telco/TV analyst, and he wasn’t excited about it. He figures the league wants to keep Sunday Ticket as a niche offering, because individual teams want to lock down their local audiences.
This would really be great, but I think we’re a long way from NFL regular season games being broadcasted live on the internet.