"Hanson began hosting the program over a decade ago and said he is 'fried' after each seven-hour session of commercial-free football."
"A spokesman for DirecTV did not say why the company is doing this. He did confirm that it isn't an accident."
NFL Network went live for Hulu subscribers on Thursday, as the NFL season opener looms just six weeks from Friday.
The host has been quarterbacking NFL Redzone since it debuted in 2009.
The NFL has retained Goldman Sachs as it explores potentially selling off some of its traditional media properties.
According to the agreement, the NFL Network and NFL RedZone will head to Hulu's live TV subscription streaming service Hulu + Live TV by August 1.
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