Congressman Praises DirecTV Deal
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) praised the NFL's extension of its deal with DirecTV for the league's "Sunday Ticket" package.
Under the terms of the deal, announced Monday, consumers in areas in which DirecTV service is not available will be able to purchase a new "Sunday Ticket" broadband package.
"Speaking as a hard core Cowboys fan, I'm excited that the NFL and DirecTV extended the Sunday Ticket through the 2014 season," Barton, the ranking Republican member of the House energy and commerce committee, said in a written statement released today. "As a broadband backer, I am enthused that they're using the internet to stream games to a global audience.
"Next they'll be watching the Cowboys whip the Redskins in Texas and in Washington, as usual, but maybe even in Timbuktu. Broadband is ready for prime time and the decision demonstrates the truth of what I've said for quite awhile: We've never had more video options or better technology, and when the government stays out of the way, good things happen for television viewers."
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