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DirecTV Sweetens Sunday Ticket

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DirecTV

said Monday it is beefing up its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package for 2010, offering every game in HD, the Game Mix Channel and the Red Zone Channel this year at no extra charge.

The direct-to-home TV service provider also said it is expanding the offering to mobile devices this year through re-branded online and mobile services called NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go.

This will include streaming video of up to 14 NFL games every Sunday, Red Zone Channel, game highlights and detailed stats, along with new enhancements that will enable viewing live games on an iPad, among other devices. The mobile services package will be offered on top of the Sunday Ticket package for five payments of $9.95.

The NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go service will allow customers to watch games live on their mobile devices and online.  It is available to Sunday Ticket subscribers through DirecTV.com, and service is compatible with PC and Mac computers, and via mobile applications for iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches, Androids, Blackberry devices with 3G or Wi-Fi, Palm pre/pixi and Windows Mobile devices. Apps are available from app stores or m.directv.com/nfl.

Meanwhile, other extra services that were part of the $99 SuperFan tier, will be offered at no extra charge to the Sunday Ticket games package this year.

These extras include the following:

·         Every NFL Sunday Ticket Game in HD.

·         A Game Mix Channel displaying up to eight live games at once, along with scores, clock and field position.

·         A Red Zone Channel showing the final yards of every scoring drive on one dedicated HD channel.

·         Short Cuts showing an abbreviated version of every NFL game without commercial interruption, airing Sunday night through Tuesday night.

Other features in the package include Player Tracker and real-time Scores and Stats.

Enhancements to the service this year include improved video quality; enhanced design; league schedules by week and team schedules, with game-by-game results; extended stats; and for online users, new Game Mix and picture-in-picture modes, and DVR record scheduling.

The DirecTV Sunday Ticket package is available for five payments of $59.99.

The NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go service can be purchased for five payments of $9.95.

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