Prime Video is kicking off its 2021 NFL coverage on October 7 at 5:20 p.m. PDT with a new lineup of announces and hosts that will gives NFL fans multiple audio feeds for viewers to tailor their gameday-viewing experience and a 12-game schedule that culminates with an NFL Wild Card playoff game in January. It all kicks off with Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams travel to the Pacific Northwest to take on Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.
2021 is the final year of the NFL’s existing Thursday Night Football (TNF) tri-cast model. Beginning in 2022, Prime Video will become the exclusive home to 15 Thursday Night Football games per season.
Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm are back in the booth for the fourth consecutive season, with former scouts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah once again teaming up with Joy Taylor to lead the Scout’s Feed. Kay Adams hosts NFL Next alongside analysts Chris Long, Andrew Hawkins, and Daniel Jeremiah, while Andrew Hawkins, Aqib Talib, Joe Thomas, Kimmi Chex, and Nick Mangold will also provide expert analysis on Twitch each week. Three-time Pro Bowl safety—and current New Orleans Saints defensive back—Malcolm Jenkins will also contribute regularly throughout the season.
“This season we are adding several new faces to our best-in-class Thursday Night Football broadcast team,” said Marie Donoghue, vice president of global sports video at Amazon. “Fans will have even more opportunities to engage with the game each week through multiple viewing options on Prime Video and Twitch, an extensive slate of supporting NFL programming, and immersive gameday experiences like X-Ray and Next Gen Stats.”
NFL Next Presented by Verizon returns to its regular spot on Thursdays at 4 p.m. PDT, beginning October 7. Hosted by NFL Network star Kay Adams, the show features two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long, former NFL receiver and Academy Award-winner Andrew Hawkins, and former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah. NFL Next brings together compelling moments and stories from the prior week’s games while amplifying the social media pulse of the league and providing an in-depth look at each night’s game utilizing the power of Next Gen Stats powered by AWS.
For the second straight season, Prime Video is offering a robust lineup of shoulder programming available exclusively on Twitch, which will air throughout the week leading up to the game each Thursday. Watching the NFL on Twitch allows viewers to interact through live Chat, custom extensions with stats or polls, and more. The TNF extension on Twitch allows streamers and their communities to make live predictions, with correct answers earning points and placing top-scoring streamers on a leaderboard.
Weekly programming on Twitch includes:
- The NFL Comment Box: On Mondays at 12 p.m. PDT, future NFL Hall of Fame offensive lineman Joe Thomas joins Andrew Hawkins for an Ask Me Anything-style show that gives fans the chance to engage in an authentic and informative way. The show will address hot topics from around the league and answer audience questions about the previous or upcoming weeks.
- The NFL Machine: On Wednesdays at 12 p.m. PDT, fans can join former All-Pro defensive back Aqib Talib, former All-Pro offensive lineman Nick Mangold, and NFL host Kimmi Chex for a show that dives deep into the NFL Films archive and walks fans through footage in the most live and interactive manner possible.
- Watch With Co-Streamers: Once again, a number of Twitch broadcasters—from NFL insiders to super-fans—will air TNF this season, giving their fans and followers the opportunity to watch and discuss the game together as a community, in real time. The game will also be available to stream at twitch.tv/primevideo.
The NFL Comment Box and The NFL Machine will be available via the Twitch Sports channel at twitch.tv/twitchsports.
X-Ray for TNF gives fans real-time access to live stats and data previously only available to coaches and announcers, allowing fans to understand the game without taking their eyes off the screen. Fans watching TNF on Fire TV can also use X-Ray to shop for officially licensed NFL merchandise from their favorite teams—all without leaving the app.
Streaming will be available on Prime Video and Twitch, games will also be available on FOX and NFL Network; NFL, FOX, and FOX Deportes’ digital properties across devices; and mobile devices via club properties (for their respective games) and Yahoo Sports.
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