Amazon to take over “Thursday Night time Soccer” package deal in ’22

Amazon Prime Video will turn into the unique residence of the NFL’s “Thursday Night time Soccer” package deal a yr sooner than initially anticipated

Amazon Prime Video will turn into the unique residence of the NFL’s “Thursday Night time Soccer” package deal a yr sooner than initially anticipated.

Amazon and the league introduced Monday that Prime Video will take over all the package deal in 2022, which can make it an 11-season deal by 2032. It was initially supposed to start in 2023 when the league’s new media rights offers kick in.

That is the primary time a streaming service has had the complete rights to an NFL package deal.

Prime Video will carry 15 regular-season video games on Thursday evening together with one preseason sport. Video games can be out there on stations within the markets of the taking part groups, which is similar apply when they’re on ESPN and NFL Community.

Amazon has partnered with the league to stream 11 Thursday evening video games since 2017, however it should take over all the package deal from Fox, which has had it since 2018. Amazon streamed a Week 16 Saturday sport between the 49ers and Cardinals final yr that was seen by an estimated 11.2 million whole viewers and had a median minute viewers of 4.8 million. That was the most important viewers to stream an NFL sport.

Fox and NFL Community will broadcast “Thursday Night time Soccer” this season. The league will announce the schedule on Could 12.

NFL Community, which has carried video games since 2006, will nonetheless have seven regular-season video games, most definitely on Saturday late within the season.

Amazon’s $13.2 billion settlement with the league is part of what can be $113 billion coming to the NFL beneath the brand new rights agreements negotiated in March. That is a rise of 80% over the present offers.

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