In an interview with CNBC, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said the company is “in discussion” with the NFL in advance of the league’s Sunday Ticket rights deal ending with DirecTV in 2022.

“We are in discussions and negotiations with the NFL for those rights to come to the ESPN+,” Chapek said. 

The Sunday Ticket chatter has swirled since then, with different streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ emerging as potential homes.

In the past, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said that Sunday Ticket may be more attractive on a digital platform” when compared to a linear provider.