The National Football League renewed its pact with Amazon for two more years to deliver the league’s Thursday Night Football games package to the ecommerce giant’s 100 million Prime video members worldwide.
Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Under the pact, Amazon Prime will stream the 11 TNF games broadcast by Fox on TV for each of the 2018 and 2019 seasons, available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories. In the U.S., the games will also be simulcast on NFL Network and distributed in Spanish on Fox Deportes.
Amazon acquired the Thursday Night Football global digital rights in 2017, after Twitter had those the year prior. Last year, Prime Video’s live-streaming of NFL Thursday Night Football games drew more than 18 million total viewers over the 11 games. Amazon was widely reported to have paid $50 million for the 2017 TNF package, but sources have said that number is inflated.
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Allen came under fire earlier Thursday after inappropriate and racially insensitive tweets he made while in high school emerged. The social media posts, which no longer appear on Allen’s page, contained racial slurs and offensive language, according to Yahoo! Sports. Allen told reporters after his selection that those tweets had been deleted a few months, or even a year ago.
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