In a Surprise, Amazon Grabs Streaming Rights for Next Season’s Thursday Night Football Games

The company shelled out $50 million, 5 times what Twitter paid

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The National Football League has picked its streaming partner for 10 Thursday Night Football games next season, but instead of re-upping with Twitter, which had the package last season, the league has made a deal with a surprising new partner: Amazon.

The one-year agreement, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, is for around $50 million, which is five times the $10 million fee that Twitter paid for the same package last season.

The 10 Thursday night games will be available to Amazon Prime members, who pay $99 a year for free two-day shipping and a host of other perks, including access to Amazon Prime videos and music.



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