There will be more NFL football on Amazon once the regular season ends According to Deadline, Amazon Prime Video has agreed to broadcast an NFL playoff game in January It will be a wild card game that will also air on CBS and Nickelodeon ViacomCBS also has the right to stream the game on CBS All Access, which will be known as Paramount once the playoffs begin.
Amazon already has a deal with the NFL where they broadcast the Thursday night football game every week Earlier this year, Amazon signed a three-year contract extension to broadcast 11 Thursday night football games a year. It’s also possible that Amazon is in the mix to release games on a regular basis, as the league is currently negotiating with Disney, Fox, NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS as major contracts will be renewed in a year or two. Fox and CBS Air Games NFC and AFC, respectively Fox also broadcasts Thursday Night Football with the NFL Network, while NBC broadcasts Sunday Night Football Monday Night Football is regularly seen on ESPN, but can also be broadcast on the local ABC affiliate of the team
Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports has said the league is close to closing new streaming deals, and Disney is working to expand its NFL coverage by regularly showing games on ABC He also noted that « the NFL is very comfortable with its live streaming partners, including CBS, the sources said, and Sunday afternoon schedules are not expected to change drastically. »
Amazon entering the playoff picture this season is good timing as the playoffs have been extended Instead of 12 playoff teams, 14 teams will be invited as the two extra spots will be an NFC wildcard team and AFC Also, the No 1 seed for each conference will get a bye instead of the first two No 2 seeds in the wild-card round will play the No 7 seed, which means there will be six wild card games on Jan 9 and Jan 10 The NFL has played under a 12-team playoff field since 1999 Prior to that, the league only had 10 teams making the playoffs from 1978 to 1989 He used a field eight times from 1970 to 1977
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