The National Soccer League and Amazon renew their broadcast partnership for Thursday Night Soccer
Thursday Night Football will air globally throughout 2018 & 2019 seasons for over 100 million amazon prime members
The National Football League (NFL) announced today that it has reached an agreement to renew its exclusive partnership with Amazon Prime Video to offer a live digital broadcast of football on Thursday nights, brought to you by bud light to a global audience across devices during the 2018 and 2019 nfl seasons. amazon prime will broadcast all 11 games of Thursday Night Football broadcast on Fox, which will also be simulcast on the NFL Network and distributed in Spanish on Fox Deportes, once again securing the league’s “tri-cast” broadcast model (Fox ), cable (nfl network, fox sports) and digital distribution (amazon prime video).
Thursday Night Football games will be available to more than 100 million amazon prime members worldwide in more than 200 countries and territories, on the prime video app for televisions, game consoles and connected devices. which includes amazon fire tv, mobile and online. Thursday Night Football in prime video will provide members with a unique viewing experience complete with interactive features that bring fans closer to the game. tnf games will also be available to twitch viewers. The NFL and Amazon will also collaborate on additional NFL content opportunities and enhanced viewing experiences for fans, including making games available on Twitch’s interactive social video service.
“amazon was a great partner for Thursday Night Football in 2017, and as we continue our mission to bring nfl games to fans, whether they see on television or on digital platforms, we’re excited to work with them again over the next two seasons,” said Brian Rolapp, NFL chief media and business officer. “Having over 100 million Amazon Prime members provides a massive platform to distribute Thursday Night Football digitally, not only to our fans in the US but around the world as well.”
“Our customers love streaming football: Last year, we successfully debuted NFL Thursday Night Football on prime video in the US. uu. and around the world,” said Jeff Blackburn, Senior Vice President of Business Development & entertainment on amazon. “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the NFL and offer premier members another two seasons of Thursday Night Football.”
The NFL and Amazon first partnered for the distribution of Thursday Night Football during the 2017 season. In January, Fox Sports was awarded a five-year deal for thursday night football featuring games between weeks 4 and 15 (excluding thanksgiving night) to be broadcast on fox, simulcast via nfl network and distributed in Spanish on fox sports.
multi-year renewal continues a strong partnership between the nfl and amazon which, in addition to thursday night football, also features the emmy award-winning mainline original series all or nothing. Produced by NFL Films, the third season of the docuseries will premiere on Friday, April 27 with All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys.
brought to you by bud light, the 13-game thursday night football schedule for the 2018 season includes 11 games on fox/nfl network/fox sports and amazon, and two games exclusive to nfl network.
the 2018 thursday night football schedule kicks off week 2 when the baltimore ravens visit the cincinnati bengals on thursday september 13 in an afc north divisional matchup exclusively on the nfl network. 2018 thursday night football game listing on fox/nfl network/fox sports and amazon kicks off week 4 when the los angeles rams host the minnesota vikings on thursday september 27 at a Matchup of two 2017 playoff teams. All Thursday Night Football games will start at 8:20 p.m. m. et.
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For more information on Thursday Night Football, including ways to watch it, visit: nfl.com/tnf
on Thursday Night Football
Thursday Night Football began in 2006 with an eight-game schedule exclusively on the NFL Network. By 2012, Thursday Night Football had grown to a 13-game schedule exclusively on the NFL Network, where it remained through the 2013 season. For the 2014 and 2015 seasons, CBS partnered with NFL network to present an expanded schedule of 16 Thursday Night Football games. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, NBC and CBS partnered with the NFL Network to present Thursday Night Football with additional digital distribution via Twitter (2016 season) and Amazon (2017 season). In January 2018, it was announced that Fox Sports would produce Thursday Night Football for the next five seasons.