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NFL Sunday Ticket No Longer on DIRECTV

NFL Sunday Ticket is the ultimate TV package for gridiron fanatics, but DIRECTV customers must look elsewhere to find the out-of-market service in 2023.

NFL Sunday Ticket has moved to YouTube

Football fans looking for out-of-market NFL games in 2023 can get NFL Sunday Ticket through YouTube TV and YouTube Primetime Channels. The change in providers comes after YouTube’s parent company, Google, signed a seven-year deal for NFL Sunday Ticket.

Check out our new NFL Sunday Ticket Review to browse the service’s new pricing and playback features.

In a blockbuster move that rivals the Aaron Rodgers trade, NFL Sunday Ticket left DIRECTV for YouTube TV and YouTube Primetime Channels. DIRECTV subscribers can no longer add out-of-market NFL games to their plans. But it doesn’t mean a separate subscription to YouTube TV is necessary.

If you’re a DIRECTV subscriber despite its lack of NFL Sunday Ticket, you can still get the out-of-market package as a standalone streaming subscription through YouTube Primetime Channels. Of course, now you’ll need a reliable internet service provider to watch those games. But you can pair internet providers like AT&T and CenturyLink with DIRECTV.

Pro tip: Learn more about what internet plan to pair with your DIRECTV package by visiting our Best Internet Providers to Use with DIRECTV guide.

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NFL channels on DIRECTV

Even without NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECTV carries key NFL channels and other vital sports networks. That means you can still watch in-market NFL games and most primetime matchups this season. The main exception is that Thursday Night Football games stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

We listed DIRECTV’s NFL channels below, but you can also head to our DIRECTV Sports page for a more in-depth look at package offerings.

Channel Channel number NFL content
ABC Varies Select Monday Night Football games air on ABC.
CBS Varies In-market Sunday afternoon games air on CBS. The channel will also televise the upcoming Super Bowl.
ESPN 206 ESPN is the primary home of Monday Night Football alongside ESPN Deportes.
ESPN2 209 Every Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli broadcast airs on ESPN2.
FOX Varies Like CBS, FOX airs in-market Sunday afternoon games.
NBC Varies NBC carries every Sunday Night Football broadcast.
NFL Network 212 NFL Network airs 24/7 NFL coverage, including select live games, the NFL Scouting Combine, and the NFL Draft.

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

DIRECTV offers NFL Sunday Ticket for businesses

Commercial businesses can still get NFL Sunday Ticket through DIRECTV. In 2023, the satellite TV provider signed a multi-year deal to continue distributing out-of-market NFL games to bars, restaurants, and other establishments in the U.S.

Businesses interested in ordering NFL Sunday Ticket can call +1-866-488-0503 or shop DIRECTV’s business packages online.

Pro tip: Football fans looking to watch NFL Sunday Ticket at a bar or restaurant can use the DIRECTV Sports Bar Finder App to locate a nearby venue.

NFL Sunday Ticket on DIRECTV FAQ

How much does NFL Sunday Ticket cost on DIRECTV?

NFL Sunday Ticket costs $349.00 per season on YouTube TV and $449.00 per season on YouTube Primetime Channels. When the out-of-market package was last available on DIRECTV, it cost $293.94 per season.

Can DIRECTV FOR BUSINESS customers get NFL Sunday Ticket in 2023?

Yes, NFL Sunday Ticket is still available to DIRECTV FOR BUSINESS customers. In May 2023, DIRECTV made a deal with the NFL’s EverPass Media to distribute out-of-market NFL games on Sunday afternoons to commercial venues like bars and restaurants. Games air on DIRECTV channels 9552 to 9565.

Does DIRECTV STREAM have NFL Sunday Ticket?

No, NFL Sunday Ticket is unavailable as an add-on through DIRECTV STREAM. But you can sign up for a standalone NFL Sunday Ticket streaming subscription via YouTube Primetime Channels.

Is NFL RedZone on DIRECTV?

Yes, DIRECTV offers NFL RedZone in its Sports Pack add-on. After its contract for NFL Sunday Ticket ended, DIRECTV’s RED ZONE CHANNEL went dark. But DIRECTV struck a deal with the league for the Scott Hanson–hosted NFL RedZone channel before the 2023 season.

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