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DirecTV intimates it could drop Sunday Ticket after 2014

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

The final paragraph of this Hollywood Reporter story about Charter Communications contains a small bit of news that could have a major impact in the way you watch the NFL after the 2014 season.

At the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference in Florida on Wednesday, DirecTV CFO Pat Doyle was asked about the future of the satellite provider's exclusive deal with the league for NFL Sunday Ticket.

DirecTV paid the NFL $4 billion for four years for the rights to the Sunday Ticket, and the next time the two sides need to renegotiate, the price will exponentially increase. That means, according to Doyle, that if the price goes too high, DirecTV would consider a non-exclusive deal with the league.

Or, it could just drop the Sunday Ticket altogether.

Considering the exclusive deal runs for another two seasons, there's no cause to panic immediately. But if DirecTV declines to sign a deal, you can be sure there will be a way for you to see every single NFL game on Sunday afternoon regardless. We'll just have to figure out how to uninstall those darn satellite dishes off of our roofs.

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