DIRECTV on the verge of punching its ticket

DIRECTV continues to move closer to locking up the NFL Sunday Ticket Package, and is reportedly close to finalizing an extension of their deal with the league to keep it into the next decade. SBJ writes that the average annual rights fee will rise from $1 billion under the current four-year contract to $1.3 billion-$1.4 billion under the new deal and run through 2021 or 2022. The current deal expires at the end of this season.

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