Ama­zon picks off NFL Thurs­day Night from Twit­ter

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NEW YORK | Ama­zon will stream NFL Thurs­day Night games this sea­son via its Ama­zon Prime video ser­vice, re­plac­ing Twit­ter.

The live-streams of the games will be avail­able to the es­ti­mated 65 mil­lion mem­bers of Ama­zon Prime, which costs $99 per year and also in­cludes other perks like free videos, books and ship­ping. That means that tech­ni­cally, the games won’t be free to stream, but they will still be car­ried by broad­cast net­works CBS or NBC, as well as si­mul­ta­ne­ously on the NFL Net­work.

A per­son with knowl­edge of the agree­ment told The Associated Press on Wed­nes­day that it’s a one-year deal worth close to $50 mil­lion. The per­son spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the deal has not been an­nounced pub­licly. That would be about five times what Twit­ter paid for the right to stream the games last year.

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