Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime: How to stream Steelers at Browns, updates and future game schedule
Amazon Prime – the streaming service arm of the Jeff Bezos’ retailing behemoth – continues streaming Thursday night NFL games with tonight’s Steelers-Browns battle in Cleveland and will continue to for through December. – in tonight’s case Pittsburgh and Cleveland – out of market fans will need an Amazon Prime Video subscription ($8.99 per month alone and is included in the overall Amazon Prime price of $14.99 per month or $139 for the year) and a streaming device configured to watch on their T.V. Games will also be available via the Prime Video app on smartphones and tablets. At a cost of about $1 billion a year, that means Amazon is paying roughly $67 million per game in rights fees. That will get you through Washington-Chicago in mid-October, and if you’re willing to watch that, you’re willing to watch anything.wftv.com
FTC says Bezos, Jassy must testify in probe of Amazon Prime
WASHINGTON — (AP) — Federal regulators are ordering Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and CEO Andy Jassy to testify in the government's investigation of Amazon Prime, rejecting the company’s complaint that the executives are being unfairly harassed in the probe of the popular streaming and shopping service. The order also sets a deadline of Jan. 20 for the completion of all testimony by Bezos, Jassy and 15 other senior executives, who also were subpoenaed. Jassy took over the helm of the online retail and tech giant from Bezos, one of the world’s richest individuals, in July 2021. The FTC has been investigating since March 2021 the sign-up and cancellation practices of Amazon Prime, which has an estimated 200 million members around the globe. Amazon Prime costs $139 a year.wftv.com
Amazon's first 'Thursday Night Football' broadcast scores big in Nielsen ratings
Nielsen has released the ratings for Amazon's first "Thursday Night Football" broadcast, and the numbers are higher than expected. Amazon Prime itself averaged around 11.8 million viewers, according to Sports Media Watch, with local broadcasts drawing 1.2 million. According to John Ourand of Sports Media Journal, Amazon logged 15.3 million viewers, including Nielsen as well as their own internal measurements. The 2021 TNF premiere, which aired exclusively on NFL Network, drew around seven million viewers and a 4.1 rating. It took Nielsen a week to announce the viewership numbers for the TNF premiere, which is much longer than expected.wftv.com
Water.org unveils $1 billion plan for water access at CGI
NEW YORK — (AP) — Water.org announced a $1 billion plan Tuesday to help 100 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America get lasting access to water and sanitation. It was the day’s largest proposal at the conference, which convened world leaders from politics, business and philanthropy for the first time since 2016. And it showed how the conference encourages nonprofits to take on increasingly ambitious projects to tackle the world’s toughest problems. The additional funding would be used to bring its community-building work to between three and five more countries. Dr. David Fajgenbaum's new nonprofit Every Cure hopes to match generic drugs with rare diseases that currently have no treatment.wftv.com
Amazon 'Thursday Night Football' reviews: This is going to take some getting used to
The gargantuan company did whatever it could to feel like a real NFL broadcast, but that didn't mean it was going to feel normal. NFL fans review Amazon's 'Thursday Night Football' streamAs the stream began, fans were quick to note just how uncanny the whole experience seemed. Hearing Kirk Herbstreit on a NFL game is going to take a second to get used to. — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) September 16, 2022Now the upside of the Amazon broadcast: The picture quality, at least on my TV, is freaking incredible. — Michael McCarthy (@MMcCarthyREV) September 16, 2022One criticism I’ve heard of the @amazon #NFL broadcast tonight: the stadium acoustics feel weird.wftv.com
Chargers-Chiefs Thursday Night Football: Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert duel it out for AFC West supremacy
The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Los Angeles Chargers as "Thursday Night Football" makes its debut on Amazon. The matchup promises a ton of offensive firepower as Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert via for the title of best young quarterback in the league. Mahomes threw for five touchdowns in his first game without Tyreek Hill and Herbert tossed three scores despite losing Keenan Allen to an injury. A win will give one team an edge over the other in what's expected to be one of the toughest divisions in football. Follow along with Yahoo Sports as we provide the latest news, highlights and scores as the Chargers and Chiefs square off on "Thursday Night Football."wftv.com
Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime: How to stream Chargers at Chiefs, updates and future game schedule
Your Thursday Night Football viewing experience is about to change. Amazon Prime – the streaming service arm of the Jeff Bezos’ retailing behemoth – begins streaming Thursday night NFL games with tonight’s Chargers-Chiefs tilt in Kansas City and will continue to for the next four months. At a cost of about $1 billion a year, that means Amazon is paying roughly $67 million per game in rights fees. If nothing else, NFL fans can use one of Amazon’s 30-day free Prime trials. That will get you through Washington-Chicago in mid-October, and if you’re willing to watch that, you’re willing to watch anything.wftv.com
Apple and Amazon join growing list of companies to pass on LIV Golf media rights
The list of broadcasting companies to pass on the new LIV Golf series grew this week. It wasn't surprising when other major networks passed on LIV – CBS, NBC and ESPN already have deals with LIV's biggest rival, the PGA Tour. But Amazon and Apple deciding against the upstart golf series is significant because of the two company's recent foray into live sporting events. Apple, meanwhile, inked a 10-year, $2.5 billion deal to stream Major League Soccer matches on Apple TV+ and also airs one "Friday Night Baseball" game a week. "We're bullish about our prospects given our player field and the quality of our product," LIV Golf Chief Media Officer Will Staeger said, per the Journal.wftv.com
'How do I watch the NFL on Amazon?' It's going to cost you
The NFL makes its regular-season debut on Amazon Prime Thursday night with a banger of a matchup: the world-beating Chiefs versus the on-the-rise Chargers. Kickoff Thursday night is slated for 8:15 p.m. Eastern, and right about 8:17 p.m., thousands — maybe hundreds of thousands — of NFL fans are going to realize that “Amazon Prime” isn’t a channel on their cable box. At a cost of about $1 billion a year, that means Amazon is paying roughly $67 million per game in rights fees. Amazon Studios bets big on NFL, elvesAmazon claims over 200 million Prime customers worldwide , a massive number that may or may not reflect exactly how many people will watch the NFL on Thursday night. If nothing else, NFL fans can use one of Amazon’s 30-day free Prime trials.wftv.com
Amazon Prime ready to kick off 'Thursday Night Football'
“I think we’ve got the best and the brightest working on that infrastructure,” he said. This is day one for ‘Thursday Night Football’ exclusively on Prime Video, but we’ve been doing Champions League and Premier League. Amazon Web Services has partnered with the league for Next Gen Stats since 2015, while Prime Video has simulcast Thursday night games since 2017. “This is the first time an NFL game will be locked behind a streaming subscription service. He worked on ESPN’s Sunday night package from 1990-2000 and ABC’s “Monday Night Football” from 2001-05 before going to NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” for the past 16 seasons.wftv.com
Foundations embrace organized labor with $20 million plan
Following a string of union victories at Amazon and Starbucks, a group of prominent progressive grantmakers is seeking to put a total of $20 million into a coalition with organized labor that will steer funds to organizing and advocacy campaigns in the South.
Apple, Amazon and FPL used in robocall fraud schemes
Intimidating robocall messages that claim to be from major brands like Apple, Amazon and Norton Security have prompted state attorney generals in North Carolina and Michigan to form a partnership with California-based YouMail Inc. to trace and prosecute phone carriers and the people behind the calls.
Activists decry French retailer over Amazon deforestation
A Paris judge on Thursday ordered a mediation process to settle a legal dispute pitting environmental groups and representatives of Brazil’s Indigenous community against a major French retailer accused of selling beef linked to deforestation and land grabs in the Amazon rainforest.
Mining companies back away from Brazil's Indigenous areas
Some of the world’s biggest mining companies have withdrawn requests to research and extract minerals on Indigenous land in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and repudiated Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to legalize mining activity in the areas.