Apple TV+ probably won’t show American football

For months now, US media have reported that Apple has been in talks with the National Football League (NFL) to get the rights to broadcast Sunday tickets. This bouquet allows you to watch all the games in the annual American football competition, which ends, as you may know, with the traditional Super Bowl. To get advice, you need to spend several hundred dollars in the United States, or roughly the same amount if you convert it to euros, at the current exchange rate.

The problem is that Apple TV+ only costs 6.99 euros per month. But even multiplying this number by twelve, we are very far from the astronomical sum that the Sunday ticket costs. In addition, Cupertino did not want to offer this content for an additional cost, according to new information published this week. The NFL, the owner, would therefore have denied this assembly to avoid seeing other partners – namely CBS and Fox – lose their audience. Because between now and 2033, the two channels will still have to pay back almost forty billion dollars in royalties to the sports organization…

No interest in Cupertino?

After intense negotiations, an interview between Julia Alexander and Dylan Byers ended up spilling the beans: Apple would have pulled out of the deal. The Sunday Ticket games will therefore not see the light of day on TV+, according to Byers, but other companies remain in the NFL’s sights for the license. Among these we can usually quote Google which, along with YouTube, already boasts hundreds of millions of regular viewers. With this it is Amazon (Prime Video), which would consider going to the box office.

The amount promises to be staggering: we are talking about here 2.5 to 3 billion dollars annually. But the sum should not scare the Jeff Bezos company, which has already offered the rights to Ligue 1 in France.

Options galore for fans

But how do you prepare for next season at a lower price? It seems that a large number of consumers are turning to pirated streaming, which can land its hosts behind bars.

In France, at least, the NFL Sunday Ticket is unfortunately not available at the moment. It would therefore have been very convenient to be able to access it via Apple TV +, but Amazon or Alphabet still have something to change the situation in the coming weeks. – Official app

By: Keleops AG

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