El Segundo, Calif.
said it is extending its NFL
SundayTicket To Go offering to PlayStation3 consoles, enabling football fans
without DirecTV service to access the league’s weekly lineup of out-of-market
televised games from around the country.
DirecTV customers in the U.S. will continue to enjoy live streaming games with
NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go on more mobile platforms, including Motorola’s Xoom and
Samsung Galaxy tablets; Motorola’s Android phones; the iPad, iPhone and iPod
Touch; BlackBerry devices with 3G or Wi-Fi; Palm Pre/Pixi; and other
The addition of
Sony’s PlayStation3 to the list opens the NFL offering to more customers, who for
a variety of reasons are unable to subscribe to the satellite-based TV service.
DirecTV NFL Sunday
Ticket subscribers will get the service as part of the additional $50 NFL
Sunday Ticket To-Go service. Non-DirecTV subscribers will be asked to pay about
$340 a season, which adds about $5 more to the going rate for the NFL Sunday
Also new this
year, DirecTV said it partnering with NFL.com to launch an NFL.com Fantasy
Football TV app that will allow NFL.com fantasy players with connected set-top
boxes an opportunity to view their NFL.com Fantasy Football teams and scores on
TV screens while watching games.
Fans can view
their fantasy lineups and review their head-to-head fantasy scores. In addition, viewers will be able to select
an onscreen “Watch Now” icon assigned to their fantasy player in order to jump directly
to that player’s game in progress.
Fans will also be
able to tune to a new Mix Channel format for late afternoon games. DirecTV will continue to display the eight-channel
Mix when there is a full schedule of Sunday games, and when there are four or
fewer games in the afternoon TV window, DirecTV will display a new four-channel
mix featuring larger video cells.