The NFL and DirecTV announced Wednesday it had extended their relationship. Terms weren't disclosed, but a source with knowledge of the deal said the deal is for eight years and the rights fee was worth an average of $1.5 billion a year, up 50 percent from the $1 billion a year average DirecTV will pay through this season.http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11624 ... al-directv
The most important part of the deal is the Sunday Ticket package, which gives DirecTV the exclusive right to air out-of-market games. The new deal also allows DirecTV to offer Sunday Ticket on mobile devices and over broadband and continue its non-exclusive broadcasting of the popular Red Zone Channel.
"We are pleased to continue our partnership with DirecTV," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "DirecTV and NFL Sunday Ticket have served our fans well for 20 years and continue to complement our broadcast television packages."