I can think of a lot of reasons Google would buy Sunday Ticket NFL rights for 2015, and almost no reasons they wouldn’t. DirecTV may soon be challenged with self worth questions… As The Street reports, Google and Apple clearly have the cash on-hand to entertain such offers, likely orders of magnitude higher than what DirecTV has been paying. (1 billion/season).
While some speculate that Google will charge for the service, the additional traffic and advertising opportunities that come along with NFL content may warrant the investment all on it’s own. Either way, this is good news and proper conversation for those of us interested in Kicking Out Cable.