Amazon reportedly close to deal to offer more exclusive NFL games
Amazon and the National Football League are set to sign a deal that could allow Prime Video to offer many more games than it already does, according to . If the deal goes through, Amazon would have exclusive rights to a “significant” number of Thursday night games. The deal will ensure that these matches are not available on television outside of the local markets of the two teams involved in the match.
Amazon could end up paying up to $ 1 billion a year for these streaming rights when all is said and done. At the moment, it is believed that the company’s contract with the NFL requires it to pay between $ 75 million and $ 100 million to wear its current football slate. If the deal goes through, it won’t take effect until after the 2022 season, when Fox’s current deal with the NFL expires.
Amazon first secured the broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football in 2017 by paying a to tear them away from Twitter. Last year the company released its , a Saturday game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers – although you can still watch it if you didn’t have Prime Video.