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Amazon Seeks Black Friday NFL Game

 |  April 25, 2022

The latest decision from NFL owners seems to align the league with Amazon Prime, which could translate into a Black Friday game streamed on Amazon Prime this year.

According to a report on Pro Football Talk, NFL owners passed a resolution that would expand the league’s already planned schedule by a single additional short-week game.

Although not yet confirmed, it’s an open secret that Amazon’s been sniffing around the concept of a Black Friday game for a couple of months now. It could be an effective way for the streaming giant to further enter NFL broadcasting after streaming Thursday Night Football games the last few seasons.

Amazon and the NFL have struck a number of lucrative deals in recent years, including for the coveted “Sunday Ticket” service, whic allows NFL fans to watch a wide variety of football games outside of their local markets.

 Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio wrote in February that “Any attempt to televise a Friday game before the middle of December would raise questions regarding the league’s broadcast antitrust exemption.

In exchange for the ability to sell the TV rights for all games in a bulk package and not on a team-by-team basis, the league can’t broadcast games on Fridays or Saturdays from the second Friday in September through the second Saturday in December.”

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