The price of NFL Sunday Ticket will increase by 2 percent in 2016, according to a report. Per the report, DirecTV will raise the price from $251.94 to $257.94.
DirecTV’s price for the “max” plan will also go up, with those who want the fantasy football channel as well as RedZone now paying $353.94 to $359.94, an increase of 1.7 percent. The company has also included a new note in the fine print that protects it from any complaints about not broadcasting the games played in London, which are available only by online stream.
The report offered more:
“Interestingly, the fine print in the DIRECTV Ticket agreement this year says the Ticket subscriber will get all Sunday afternoon games that are broadcast on Fox and CBS. Last year, some customers complained when the NFL decided to allow Yahoo to stream one Sunday game, which was not made available to Sunday Ticket subscribers. (The game, which was played in London, pitted the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars.)”
Sure, these increases may seem steep, but let’s not forget that DirecTV allows NFL Sunday Ticket to be purchased in six month installments, this is really only about an extra dollar a month. Plus, it’s still less of an increase than last year’s, at 3.3 percent.
But given how simply having RedZone isn’t an option, while other carriers like Time Warner and Verizon allow that, don’t be shocked if there’s a sudden exodus of customers from DirecTV if these increases keep happening.
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