Prime Video and DIRECTV to Bring Thursday Night Football to 300,000+ Sports Bars, Restaurants, Hotel Lounges and More

Business deal with DIRECTV ensures NFL fans have access to Prime Video’s exclusive prime-time package TNF high definition gaming while out and about with friends and family

NEW YORK and THE SECOND, California., August 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Amazon and DIRECTV have entered into a multi-year agreement to offer Prime Video exclusive Thursday Night Football lineup for NFL fans visiting more than 300,000 sports bars, restaurants, hotel lounges, casinos and sportsbooks, shops and services, and many other locations nationwide.

DIRECTV for BUSINESS will now stream live TNF action to not only well-known national chains, some of which boast 1,000 locations or more, but also your favorite local pub just down the street. Fans who visit any of these same locations will receive Thursday Night Football extensive pre-match, half-time and post-match coverage.

“The sports media landscape continues to evolve rapidly and the focus on delivering a great experience to our full range of customers must remain at the heart of that evolution,” said Rob Thune, DIRECTV’s Chief Content Officer. “This agreement between Amazon and DIRECTV for Business comes at an important time as more streaming companies gain exclusive rights to sports programming and fans want to cheer on their teams at home and while out and about at bars, restaurants and other businesses with friends, family and colleagues.”

The first one TNF game, available to commercial accounts through DIRECTV for Business, is the NFL’s final preseason game Thursday, August 25 between San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans. The deal also includes all 15 regular season games Thursday Night Football games launch Thursday, September 15 when the Los Angeles Chargers host the defending AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs.

All current DIRECTV FOR BUSINESS customers subscribed to Business Entertainment, Business Xtra, Commercial Entertainment, Commercial Xtra, Commercial Choice PLUS and Spanish-language Commercial Mas Ultra will automatically receive this new Prime Video TNF channel at no additional cost. The new Prime Video content will sit on DIRECTV channel 9526 alongside other major sports streaming services and events.

Thursday Night Football Schedule:
Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. EDT. Starting time 8:15 p.m. EDT.

Preseason Week 3 – August 25: San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans (NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas)
Week 2 – September 15: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri)
Week 3 – September 22: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio)
Week 4 – September 29: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals (Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio)
Week 5 – 6 October: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado)
Week 6 – 13 October: Washington Commanders at Chicago Bears (Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois)
Week 7 – 20 October: New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals (Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ)
Week 8 – 27 October: Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida)
Week 9 – November 3: Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texas (NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas)
Week 10 – November 10: Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers (Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina)
Week 11 – 17 November: Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers (Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin)
Week 13 – December 1: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA)
Week 14 – 8 December: Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams (SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California)
Week 15 – December 15: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington)
Week 16 – 22 December: Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets (MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey)
Week 17 – 29 December: Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans (Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee)

About DIRECTV
Since its launch in 1994, DIRECTV has continuously evolved its product, best-in-class content, service and user experience to provide customers with an industry-leading video offering. DIRECTV offers the industry’s best picture format and exciting content 4K HDR. It is the undisputed leader in sports, providing NFL Sunday Ticket customers with every live game outside of an NFL market every Sunday during the NFL season. DIRECTV also gives customers the choice to watch movies and TV shows from almost anywhere – on their televisions at home or on their favorite mobile devices through the DIRECTV app. DIRECTV STREAM, the streaming video service, is designed for the household that wants the best in live and on-demand TV, compelling live TV packages, sports and, when using a DIRECTV STREAM device, access to more than 7,000 apps on Google Play .

America’s leader in the commercial video industry, DIRECTV for BUSINESS now serves more than 300,000 sports bars, restaurants, hotel lounges, barbershops and salons, quick service restaurants and other places where fans can gather to watch games. It gives passengers on planes and trains, live-viewing in suites at stadiums and casinos, and others in remote locations, including offshore oil rigs, the ability to always stay connected to their favorite teams.

About Prime Video Sports
Prime Video supports a growing range of live sports worldwide, including Thursday Night FootballWNBA, Seattle Storm, New York Yankees and Seattle Sounders FC in United States; Premier League in Great Britain; US Open Tennis, ATP and WTA in Great Britain and Ireland; UEFA Champions League football in Germany and Italy; Roland Garros and League 1 in France; Australian Swimming at Worlds; and New Zealand cricket in India. While availability varies by market, fans can also subscribe to streaming services such as Eurosport, FOX Sports (Mexico), LaLigaTV, MLB.TV, NBA League Pass, NBA TV and Premiere FC (Brazil) via Prime Video Channels. This is an addition to an Amazon Original selection All or nothing sports documentary series including All or nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, All or nothing: Juventus, All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafsand All or nothing seasons with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as the NCAA’s Michigan Wolverines football team.

About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be the most customer-centric company on Earth, the best employer on Earth, and the safest place to work on Earth. Customer Reviews, 1-Click Shopping, Personalized Recommendations, Prime, Fulfilled by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire Tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out Technology, Amazon Studios and The Climate Pledge are some of the things introduced by Amazon. For more information, visit amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

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