The NFL has reached a $50 million deal with Amazon to stream 10 Thursday night games this season. The one-year agreement dwarfs the NFL’s deal with Twitter last season.
According to ReCode, “This year, pro football will continue the test, but will switch it up: Amazon has bought the rights to the league’s streaming package, and will offer the games for free to its Amazon Prime subscribers around the world.”
Twitter streamed the games for free on its site, but Amazon’s streamed games will be accessible only to Amazon Prime members, who pay $99 per year for the service.
The games will also be televised on CBS and NBC, as well as the NFL Network.