Google Inc (GOOG) Is In Talks NFL For Putting Games On YouTube

Posted Aug 21, 2013

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is currently in talks with the National Football League (NFL) about the possibility of having Sunday football games aired on YouTube.  Top executives at Google and YouTube met with the NFL on Tuesday to talk about the Sunday ticket package, which is known for broadcasting games not being shown in the local market.

Google will likely bid against DirecTV, which currently has the rights to the Sunday Ticket package and they pay around $1 billion per year for those rights.  This deal is expected to expire at the end of 2014.  Talks are still in early stages, according to AllThingsD.

“Members of our office meet often with innovative leaders in Silicon Valley and around the world,” stated an NFL rep in an interview with AllThingsD. “We are constantly looking for ways to make our game better on the field, in the stadium, and for fans. We are not commenting on any specifics of the meetings.”