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Amazon‘s Prime Video has gained the unique rights to stream a Nationwide Soccer League playoff recreation subsequent season, a supply conversant in the matter instructed CNBC.
The corporate earned the precise to safe the sport by hitting sure viewership metrics this previous season as a part of its “Thursday Night time Soccer” settlement with the league, the supply mentioned. In 2021, Amazon agreed to pay about $1 billion a yr for the unique rights to Thursday Night time Soccer.
Final month, NBCUniversal’s Peacock confirmed an NFL Wild Card recreation between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins, marking the primary time a playoff recreation was broadcast solely on a streaming service.
NBCUniversal had appeared to maintain the streaming-only playoff matchup subsequent season, in line with The Wall Avenue Journal, which first reported on Amazon’s newest take care of the the NFL.
Amazon and the NFL declined to remark. A consultant from NBCUniversal did not instantly reply to a request for remark.
Amazon is betting closely on sports activities broadcasting with the hope that it’ll enhance its Prime membership. The Prime subscription program, which expenses $139 per yr for a bunch of perks together with free transport, now has some 200 million subscribers worldwide. Amazon has mentioned there are 80 million energetic Prime Video households within the U.S.
— CNBC’s Stephen Desaulniers contributed reporting.
Disclosure: NBCUniversal is the guardian firm of Peacock and CNBC
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