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Will Google Bid for NFL Sunday Ticket Package?

( [email protected] ) Aug 21, 2013 10:17 AM EDT

Google CEO Larry Page, along with YouTube content boss Robert Kyncl, is meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday.

According to sources, the NFL’s Sunday Ticket package is among the topics of discussion.

The Sunday Ticket package, the all-you-can-eat subscription-TV service currently owned by DirecTV, which grants fans a season pass to their favorite teams and reportedly pays $1 billion a year for the privilege of running NFL content.

DirecTV's deal with the NFL will end next year, meaning that possible bidders would begin indicating their interests around this time.

Google reported $14.11 billion in revenue and $3.23 billion in net income last quarter. With the cash pile from the world’s most powerful media company, the league's Sunday Ticket package is easily within its reach.

The NFL declined to discuss the nature of those talks, as did Google.

"Members of our office meet often with innovative leaders in Silicon Valley and around the world," the NFL said in a statement. "We are constantly looking for ways to make our game better on the field, in the stadium and for fans."