NFL moves up date to make Amazon Prime official home to Thursday Night Football in 2022

Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY
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The NFL will showcase Thursday Night Football games in a digital-only platform on Amazon Prime Video starting in 2022, a development that moves the programming up a year from its original 2023 launch date as part of the partnership between the league and streaming platform.

The move means that Thursday Night Football will be airing for the last time on FOX this upcoming season, while the network will continue to televise Sunday coverage. CBS, NBC and ABC/ESPN will also remain broadcast partners to the league, with new deals that stretch into 2033.

The NFL initially announced an agreement with Amazon in 2023 as part of a larger series of media distribution deals back in March.

The NFL and Amazon first partnered together on Thursday Night Football as part of a tri-cast distribution model with CBS and NBC during the 2017 season. Those games will be available to a national audience only on Amazon Prime Video when the new agreement starts off in for 2022.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL Thursday Night Football heading to Amazon Prime in 2022