The nation’s most popular sport has just found yet another way to make big money.
The NFL's "Thursday Night Football" is coming to Amazon. Amazon announced late yesterday that it's won the streaming rights for the Thursday night prime-time games. The games will be available exclusively to Amazon Prime subscribers.
The web giant beat out Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for the streaming rights. Amazon will pay 50-million dollars to stream next season's ten Thursday night games. That's a big jump from the 10-million dollars Twitter paid to stream the games last season.
The deal is part of Amazon’s plan to get more into livestreaming sports. The deal, though is not an exclusive one, CBS and NBC, which host the game TV broadcasts are also allowed to stream them as is Verizon to its customers.Source: Recode