Disney chief executive Bob Iger has indicated an interest in purchasing the NFL Sunday Ticket package if it became available, according to a report.
Awful Announcing reported that during Disney’s Q2 earnings call on Wednesday, CEO Iger made it clear he was interested in purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket and putting it on ESPN+ under the right financial conditions.
NFL Sunday Ticket rights are currently held by DirecTV in a deal that was negotiated in 2014 and runs through 2022. It contains an opt-out clause which the NFL reportedly might exercise after the 2019 season.
The NFL Sunday Ticket subscription service allows access to all out-of-market NFL games.
Its future has become a hot topic of discussion in recent months, with reported possibilities beyond Disney including a partnership with Amazon or Netflix, or simply ending the exclusivity of DirecTV to allow more carriers to market and offer the Sunday Ticket.