Amazon and DirecTV are bringing Thursday Night Football back to the public with their new arrangement. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Bringing Thursday night football to the public
Amazon and DirecTV have entered into a partnership to broadcast Thursday Night Football across America.
Amazon agreed to acquire it in 2022, a year ahead of schedule
Questions about how Amazon would display TNF have been circulating since the company acquired the rights last year. In addition, the need for an answer accelerated after Amazon agreed to acquire it in 2022, a year ahead of schedule.
Thanks to DirecTV, sports fans can catch TNF in sports bars, restaurants, lounges, casinos, retail stores, and everywhere in between.
The upcoming NFL season features 15 Thursday night games in the 18-week schedule. National franchises with more than 1,000 locations and other chains and local branches will run the action on the roster.
due to infrastructure configurations, many companies still prefer cable
Streaming has become the number one choice for many householders who want to watch television every night. Recently, FuboTV went so far as to have plans to integrate gambling with streaming to enhance the fans’ experience. However, due to infrastructure configurations, many companies still prefer cable.
Major League Baseball has come under fire for putting some of their games only on streaming platforms, leaving sportsbooks, taverns, and other places frequented by fans in limbo.
Meanwhile, the delay between streaming and live action has created problems for gamblers, especially microgamers. Due to the delay, on-field events are already taking place before gamblers have the opportunity to consider or even place their bet. However, Amazon guarantees that its streaming service will have a similar latency to that of traditional television.
Ultimately, the agreement between the two giants is a victory for traditional fans. While streaming pushed people into their family rooms and away from the crowds, DirecTV will help bring the action back to the public.
Amazon paid $1 billion for 11 years of exclusive rights to Thursday Night Football. The deal put an end to the simulcasting media companies had become accustomed to and also increased the company’s position in the sports world.
DirecTV Chief Content Officer Rob Thun spoke glowingly about the deal between his company and Amazon.
delivering a great experience to all our customers must remain at the heart of that evolution”
“The sports media landscape continues to evolve rapidly and the focus on delivering a great experience to our entire range of customers must remain central to that evolution,” said Thun. “This agreement between Amazon and DirecTV for Business comes at an important time as more streaming companies gain exclusive rights to present sports programming and fans look to cheer on their teams at home and in bars, restaurants and other businesses with friends, family and colleagues.”
The companies will unveil their product on Thursday, August 25 during a preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans. The first regular season event will be on September 15 with the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.
All DirecTV for Business customers with Business Entertainment, Business Xtra, Commercial Entertainment, Commercial Xtra, Commercial Choice Plus, or Spanish-language Commercial Mas Ultra packages can stream TNF at no additional cost. Games will also be shown on DirecTV’s usual channel.
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