Whether you are a die hard football fan or are looking to get involved with the sport, there are plenty of options available when it comes to streaming NFL games. Some of these options include Amazon, DirecTV, and the NFL’s own website.
Dude Perfect will host an alternate “TNF” viewing experience
Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it would be launching an alternate broadcast of “Thursday Night Football” on Prime Video. The sports-comedy group Dude Perfect will host the live stream from Frisco, Texas. The team has amassed over 100 million subscribers on YouTube, making them one of the most popular sports personalities in the digital space.
Dude Perfect has collaborated with NFL players like Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. They’ve also signed book deals and have been on national tours. They’ve sold out arenas all over the country. They’ve produced a documentary about the group and are even set to release an upcoming mobile game.
Amazon says the TNF broadcast will feature “a new way to enjoy live games,” and will be available to fans on all platforms. The group has recorded a new theme song for the program. It also has added video optionality, high definition, and an on-screen score.
Among the many new things Amazon Prime will be offering this year is “Thursday Night Football.” The streaming service has acquired rights to 15 NFL games per year, starting in the fall of the 2020 season. It’s the first time that the league has allotted its games for all digital streaming.
The first game will be Week 2 when the Los Angeles Chargers play the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The game has the potential to be one of the more competitive Thursday games of the season.
The new Thursday Night Football team includes an Emmy-winning analyst who has worked Monday Night Football games and a veteran play-by-play announcer with years of NFL experience. Kirk Herbstreit is a college football expert at ESPN and will join Al Michaels in the broadcast booth for Prime Video’s exclusive coverage of “Thursday Night Football.”
The announcement of the pair’s partnership comes just weeks after Amazon completed its acquisition of ESPN, giving it a bigger say in the sports world. The company has also signed a three-year deal with Michaels, who will be the main announcer for Amazon’s NFL coverage.
During the early 2000s, the Tennessee Titans were one of the most successful teams in the NFL, winning four playoff games in that time. They also won back-to-back division titles in 1960-62. They’ve had a few hiccups, but have risen back to the top of the AFC South.
The Titans are now 6-3, having won two straight and three of their last four In the past, they’ve won both of their previous meetings against the Packers.
The Titans have a stout defense, allowing just 85.1 yards per game. They’ve held Denver to 4.3 yards per play, and have sacked quarterback Russell Wilson six times. They have also intercepted a pass in seven straight games.
The Tennessee Titans are also known for their cheerleaders. They have 28 members, including four captains. They perform at all home games in Nissan Stadium and perform a variety of dance moves with the team mascot T-Rac. They also attend a number of community events.
Viewership is driven by many factors
Using the data from its own TV channels and ad-free streaming service, Amazon has scored the rights to live stream Thursday night games to some 300,000 nationwide chains. A whopping 520,000 viewers watched the game on television, while another 508,000 logged on to watch the show on the go. This was the company’s first TNF game in the modern era.
Aside from the TNF’s best if you’re lucky gif, the company’s football streaming gambit was a winning proposition. In partnership with DirecTV, Amazon brought the TNF to over 300,000 local television affiliates and online. As of October, the network has more than a million subscribers, a number that’s expected to increase exponentially.
Amazon’s NFL streaming gambit is a savvy move for a tech company worth more than $1 trillion. The company spent heavily on broadcast-level production and partnered with local businesses to make its streaming services a success.
NFL Sunday Ticket is limited to DirecTV satellite subscribers
DIRECTV is a satellite TV service owned by AT&T. It is available in about 98% of the United States. It provides a wide variety of television channels. It has recently become interested in reaching out to fans in three major NFL television cities.
The company has a deal with the NFL that allows it to live stream certain games. In return, DirecTV will pay the league a massive fee. Currently, the average annual payout to the NFL is about $1 billion. But, last month, the company announced it was going to increase the payment to $1.4 billion.
DirecTV is working to expand the service to homes that don’t have satellite dishes. For example, the company wants to reach college students in out-of-state buildings. It also wants to maintain its relationship with restaurants.