AT&T Says Restrictions on NFL Sunday Ticket Streaming Have Not Changed for 2020 Season

Sorry, football fans: AT&T said it is not changing the restrictions for the NFL Sunday Ticket out-of-market games package for the upcoming season.

To purchase Sunday Ticket, you must still be either a DirecTV subscriber, or — if you don’t subscribe to the satellite TV service — you may be eligible to get the streaming version of the service if you live in “select areas within various metropolitan cities,” can’t get satellite TV, or you’re a college student.

A report Friday on blog site noted that the streaming version of Sunday Ticket is available in 29 U.S. markets to non-DirecTV subscribers. But according to AT&T, this isn’t new (and the package is available only in some areas of those markets).

“The eligibility requirements [for NFL Sunday Ticket] have remained the same for the last five years,” AT&T AVP of corporate communications Jim Greer said.

Last year, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said the league wanted to expand the distribution of Sunday Ticket to online platforms in addition to DirecTV, which would have ended the satcaster’s exclusive on the out-of-market games package. But that hasn’t happened.

According to AT&T’s website, the streaming service “is only available to non-DirecTV customers who live in select multi-dwelling unit buildings (apartments, condos, etc.,) nationwide in the U.S. where DirecTV service is not available, live in select areas within various metropolitan cities, live in a residence that has been verified as unable to receive DirecTV satellite TV service due to obstructions blocking access to satellite signals, or are college students.”

Sunday Ticket first launched in 1994 on DirecTV, and in the U.S. it’s the only place to (legally) watch all of the NFL’s regular-season Sunday daytime matchups.

DirecTV is offering a special promo to new subscribers, giving them NFL Sunday Ticket Max — which includes the Red Zone Channel showing every scoring drive as well as the DirecTV Fantasy Zone Channel — for no additional cost, if they sign a two-year contract and buy a Choice package or higher.

Otherwise, 2020 NFL Sunday Ticket is priced at $293.94 for the season and the Sunday Ticket Max tier is $395.94.

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