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Amazon replaces Twitter to live stream NFL, pays $50 million for deal

Amazon will restrict its streams to only its Prime subscribers

IANS  |  New York 


will not stream the NFL's Thursday Night Football games this year, instead will. The Jeff Bezos company won the rights paying $50 million for the deal, a media report said on Wednesday.

"That's bad news for Not necessarily because those streams drove a lot of new users or generated a lot of money, but because that partnership was the cornerstone of Twitter's live streaming video strategy that it has been pushing to investors for almost a year," said.

Last year, signed a deal with the (NFL) to live-stream 10 "Thursday Night Football" games.

Under the deal, the had selected Twitter as its exclusive partner to deliver a live Internet-video stream of the regular-season games for free worldwide.

While Twitter streamed Thursday Night Football for free to everyone, will restrict its streams to only its Prime subscribers.

NBC, CBS, and will also stream the games live to their subscribers.

First Published: Wed, April 05 2017. 15:09 IST