The NFLPA says its $7 billion in TV revenue from its television deals with Amazon and DirecTV was “unparalleled” in history, and that Amazon and its TV partners are paying $1 billion a year for exclusive programming.
The NFLPA, which represents all 32 NFL teams, also says Amazon and the NFL’s TV partners have “doubled” its revenue from television in the last year.
That is, the NFLPA now has more TV money than all but two other professional sports leagues combined, according to an analysis by ESPN.
Amazon is the NFL.
DirecTv is the league’s cable TV provider.
The NBA has its own television deal with Direc and NBCUniversal.
The NFL has its deal with Comcast, the parent company of NBC and NBCSN.
The league has been in negotiations with Direcom for a deal since the beginning of last year, according.
The two sides haven’t agreed on a deal.
The league, which is also trying to sell rights to an expansion franchise, has not announced an extension of its current contract.
Amazon has been selling TV rights to some of the NFLs top teams since at least 2011.
The deals are valued at more than $300 million annually.
The TV deals allow the NFL to sell the games to the most popular TV networks in the country, which are then broadcast by the NFL on TV, as well as online and on streaming platforms.
The deal with Amazon allows the NFL teams to stream their games on the web, with DirecaTV, Direc or the NFL Mobile app, on demand.
The deal also allows the teams to sell digital rights to games for $25 a month.
The deals are the most lucrative in the NFL, with $7.5 billion in revenue.
ESPN said last week that the NFL and Amazon had agreed to a total of $6 billion in rights deals over the next five years.
The networks have said they would pay the NFL $1.1 billion in total, according a person familiar with the negotiations.
The leagues deal with both Amazon and Amazon’s TV partner Direc was first reported by ESPN, which cited people familiar with negotiations.
The network reported Thursday that Amazon has “expanded its reach with the NFL in 2017, expanding to all of the leagues TV partners.”ESPN also reported that Amazon’s deal with NBCUniversal is worth $721 million a year, and has already given the NFL an additional $1 million in revenue for each year that the network holds exclusive TV rights.