This week, the National Football League confirmed that from the 2022-2023 season Thursday night football airs exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, a year earlier than expected. We knew this was coming and didn̵
If you love football and also use Amazon Prime, you’re in luck as they will be the exclusive provider streaming TNF games for the next 11 years. The two companies previously struck a ten-year deal to make the streaming service the only place you can watch Thursday night football, starting in 2023. And now that will be 11 years, starting with the 2022-2023 season.
For those wondering, the average annual fee for showing NFL games is about $ 1.2 billion, so Amazon puts a lot of money into this.
Plus, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Amazon host NFL football games. Amazon even started hosting digital streams from Thursday night football back in 2017, while NBC and CBS were still running over-the-air and cable shows. Now they will handle just about everything during the midweek game.
It is important to note that although Amazon is the “exclusive” provider of TNF games, the local markets still have rights to display games as well. This means you can still watch Thursday matches over the air on your local market broadcast.
This is just one of the many big changes in the TV landscape of late. Things keep changing as streaming takes over. Regardless, the NFL is one of the biggest draws for TV, meaning Amazon just scored big.