Sony, in partnership with DirecTV, said today that the satellite TV provider’s popular NFL Sunday Ticket service will be available for live streaming on PlayStation 3 consoles. The package allows viewers to watch out-of-market games and comes free with a DirecTV subscription. The fee for existing subscribers to add Sunday Ticket on their console will be an additional $50 at the start of the season. But PlayStation 3 users who want the NFL package but don’t have DirecTV will have to shell out $339.95. The package will feature up to 14 games a week in high-def and include DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel, which provides scoring highlights from around the NFL.
“We know that PlayStation fans are huge sports enthusiasts, so adding NFL Sunday Ticket is the perfect complement to the PS3’s rapidly growing lineup of sports entertainment,” Philip Rosenberg, SVP business development, said on the PlayStation blog. Major League Baseball and the NHL are currently available on the consoles. For now, the deal is exclusive. “We just want to work with a single partner this time around to give everyone a great experience,” DirecTV director of public relations Robert Mercer told Shacknews.