DirecTV, NFL Media Announce New Agreement to Bring NFL Content Back to DirecTV
DirecTV and NFL Media officially announced on Tuesday that they have reached a new agreement that will see NFL
DirecTV and NFL Media officially announced on Tuesday that they have reached a new agreement that will see NFL content make a return to the satellite cable brand’s offerings in the form of NFL RedZone hosted by Scott Hanson.
According to NBC Sports, the days of the dueling Red Zone channels are over and the version with Hanson at the hosting helm will remain.
DirecTV had produced it’s own version of Red Zone, which was hosted by Andrew Siciliano, since 2005, and the popularity of the format led to NFL Media eventually launching it’s own version hosted by Hanson, back in 2009.
YouTube TV swooped in and was able to land the broadcasting rights to the Sunday NFL Ticket, which had called DirecTV home for decades, in a deal that delivered a massive blow into an already struggling DirecTV offering.
With NFL Sunday Ticker no longer offered on DirecTV, the show hosted by Siciliano was no longer viable.
Additionally, DirecTV also announced a multi-year deal with NFL Media that will keep NFL Network on DirecTV both for satellite customers and for those who watch on streaming.