Amazon Prime reveals NFL Thursday Night Football streaming schedule

Amazon’s deal with the NFL was officially announced in April. (Josh Hallett/Flickr)

Amazon Prime Video has released the schedule for the 11 NFL games (10 Thursday night matchups and one on Christmas Day) that it will be livestreaming for its subscribers this season.

Spotted by TV Answerman, the new page on Amazon Prime shows that the service’s NFL schedule begins with the Week 4 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, and wraps up with a Christmas Day tilt pitting the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Houston Texans. In between, Amazon won’t be streaming games during Week 9 or Week 12.

Amazon’s deal with the NFL, which was officially announced in April, was reportedly priced higher than what Twitter paid for the same rights during the 2016-2017 season. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon paid $50 million, whereas Twitter paid $10 million.

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But Amazon could easily recoup that if, as reports indicate, it sells ad packages during the games for $2.8 million.

“We are offering a range of options at various price points, depending on advertiser objectives,” an Amazon representative told Reuters.

As the NFL season awaits, Amazon has stayed busy signing other live sports rights for its subscribers outside of the U.S. Amazon Prime members in Germany and Austria will soon have access to live Bundesliga football and other sports thanks to a new deal with Discovery’s Eurosport.

Prime members can subscribe to the Eurosport Player channel on Prime Video for €4.99 ($5.83) per month. Eurosport Player will be available through the Prime Video app on smart TVs, iOS and Android devices, and Amazon's Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, or by signing up online through Amazon Channels. The service comes with a seven-day free trial.


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