The Seattle Seahawks have signed a three-year, $25 million deal with DirecTV to rent and distribute the team’s home games to Comcast SportsNet Northwest, the team announced Wednesday.
The deal, which is contingent on DirecTSN approving the deal, will bring a total value of about $3.8 million to Comcast, according to a press release.
Comcast Sports Net Northwest will be an online service that allows subscribers to access video content from NBC Sports, ESPN, ABC, FOX and NBC Sports Network, including games from the Seahawks, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Chicago Bulls, the Detroit Pistons, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Dallas Mavericks, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs.
Comcast will also stream live games from other NFL games to subscribers via its ESPN Live Extra package.
The Seahawks have been using the team arena for home games since 2011, when the team moved from Seattle’s KeyArena to the newly renovated CenturyLink Field.
The new arena will seat about 12,000.
The team also plans to use the arena for its Super Bowl XLVIII celebration in February and the first Super Bowl of the new millennium in 2021.
The deal will begin in the 2017-18 season and run through 2021.
The company is also selling its rights to the Seattle Mariners, who have been hosting their games in the CenturyLink Center since 1996.
Comcast also has agreements to rent the Seahawks’ stadium for concerts and events, the company said.