DirecTV & NFL Strike $1.5 Billion Year Deal

DirecTV shrugged off the NFL’s recent controversies and increased their bid for a TV deal by 50%. Eight year deal worth $1.5 Billion year.

Per NFL Communications

NEW YORK and EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 – The National Football League and DIRECTV have extended and expanded DIRECTV’s exclusive rights to carry NFL SUNDAY TICKET and its package of every Sunday afternoon out-of-market game through a new multi-year agreement.

The new agreement also expands DIRECTV’s rights to stream NFL SUNDAY TICKET live on mobile devices and via broadband, known as NFL SUNDAY TICKET.TV, as previously announced.

Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

2015 Fiscal Year For U.S. Government Starts Today

The United States federal government starts a new fiscal year today. The President proposed a budget in March but has not worked with the Senate or House in finalizing an actual budget. U.S. federal government spending will occur through later appropriations legislation that is signed into law.

Here’s a snapshot of 2015 proposed spending and tax revenues from the President. Deficits and debt still accumulate at an historical rate.
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