It’s time to focus on the upcoming season now that Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have won Super Bowl LVII and finished the 2022–23 campaign. because there will be some significant adjustments. First, Tom Brady is no longer present. Second, NFL Sunday Ticket will move from DirecTV to YouTube and YouTube TV, leaving DirecTV behind.
That’s significant for a few reasons. It will open up NFL Sunday Ticket to a much wider audience because it won’t be restricted to satellite TV, allowing you to watch pretty much every NFL game you want every week. Dish TV had 7.6 million subscribers as of October 2022 after gradually losing more. The last time YouTube TV announced having more over 5 million members was in the middle of 2022. (The business doesn’t frequently provide updates on the number of subscribers.) Then there is YouTube itself, whose popularity and accessibility are difficult to measure using the same metrics as traditional television because it is simply there.
We already know a lot about the future of NFL Sunday Ticket, and as the 2023–24 season approaches, more information will become available.
How to get NFL Sunday Ticket
So, to be clear, there are two ways you can sign up for NFL Sunday Ticket.
NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV: This is a complete smash. In addition to your local broadcast channels and unlimited recording, you receive about 100 linear channels. You will also receive NFL Sunday Ticket.
NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube: You can subscribe directly on YouTube. (YouTube Primetime Channels is another name for this.) 0 more linear channels. no channels for broadcasting. merely YouTube. NFL Sunday Ticket is another.
NFL Red Zone will still be accessible on YouTube and YouTube TV, albeit with additional costs. It functions as a channel of real-time scoring attempts.
How much will NFL Sunday Ticket cost?
The short version is that we are unsure of the price of NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube or YouTube TV as of now. There definitely seems to be at least two choices, with variations depending on whether you’re a YouTube or YouTube TV subscriber.
Only “every out-of-market Sunday afternoon game” and “no satellite dish needed” are mentioned in the YouTube option for now. Every Sunday game is mentioned under the YouTube TV option. According to what it seems like, the YouTube TV option will provide you access to features that the YouTube option does not. While it is true, in reality it is merely shrewd marketing. If you subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket through YouTube TV, you also have access to your local broadcast channels, which means you can watch CBS and Fox for NFL games that are televised in your area.
Yet the phrase “Save on NFL Sunday Ticket with a YouTube TV membership” is what has us most intrigued. It appears that you will receive a concession because one advertisement states that “YouTube TV users are eligible for NFL Sunday Ticket special offers in the spring.” How much is unknown at this time.
That still leaves open the issue of what the cost of the NFL Sunday Ticket will be. Yet, we may anticipate that it won’t be cheap. That was done on purpose to appease the broadcast networks. For context, DirecTV offered packages that were priced at roughly $300 to $400 per month. NFL RedZone and DirecTV Fantasy Zone were included in the more expensive selection.
When will NFL Sunday Ticket be available?
Sometime this spring, you should be able to sign up for NFL Sunday Ticket. The season obviously doesn’t begin until the fall.
On September 7, 2023, the opening game of the regular season will take place. Thursday night there.
Of course, Sundays are for watching NFL Sunday Ticket. Consequently, on September 10, it will host its inaugural games.
Will there be blackouts?
Blackouts are still possible under the YouTube TV terms and conditions if the home game isn’t sold out. (As in, all of the tickets are sold.) In that situation, the game wouldn’t be playable there.
This is determined by YouTube TV using your billing address ZIP code, but it’s also possible that it will use location data from your phone if you are away from home but still in a blackout area. The T&Cs state that “we’ll try to notify you if there is an outage in your area.”
Evidently, things change and remain the same at the same time.
Will there be team packages?
Since NFL Sunday Ticket is moving to a more cutting-edge digital platform, there has been some rumour that it won’t be offered in any other formats.
We still don’t know, is the succinct response. Sometime this spring, you should be able to begin signing up for the new NFL Sunday Ticket. Yet, it is also claimed that not everything has been decided yet. According to NFL Chief Media and Business Officer Brian Rolapp, other choices may be available. He made this statement on an episode of The Marchand & Ourand Sports Media Podcast.
We might not proceed team by team, Rolapp remarked. But could you possibly pay less for fewer games? All of it, in my opinion, is fair game for discussion.