Apple has had discussions with NFL execs to buy streaming rights for Sunday Ticket games, which currently air on DirecTV

Sources: Apple has had discussions with NFL execs to buy streaming rights for Sunday Ticket games, which currently air on DirecTV.
Sources: Apple has had discussions with NFL execs to buy streaming rights for Sunday Ticket games, which currently air on DirecTV — Apple has expressed interest in the streaming rights for a package of National Football League games the NFL is now auctioning, said people familiar with the situation

Ticket sales for Sunday’s games are being discussed in early stages by Apple and the NFL

Several people familiar with the situation have told the Times that Apple has expressed interest in acquiring a package of streaming rights for a package of National Football League games that the NFL is now auctioning off. This could be a sign that Apple is trying to expand the audience for its Apple TV+ streaming service by acquiring more games.

Among the companies involved in the discussion are TV networks and other tech firms, as well as the iPhone maker, who has spoken with NFL officials about the package of games lately, including this week’s Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley which is aimed at tech and media executives. Among the packages covered by the rights are Sunday Ticket and Sunday Night Football, which are now available through DirecTV. In addition, the NFL as well as major broadcast television networks, as well as Amazon, have recently completed a number of licensing agreements. Disney, the parent company of ESPN, is among those who are likely to be interested in Sunday Ticket.

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