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Twitter to stream Thursday night NFL games in 2016 season

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:17 am
by Tom Nolette
Twitter to stream Thursday night NFL games in 2016 season

The National Football League has chosen Twitter as its exclusive global partner for streaming its Thursday night games during the 2016 regular season, the parties said Tuesday, a deal that could help the social media site expand its user base.

CBS Corp. and Comcast Corp. unit NBC, which won the broadcast rights in February, could also gain more viewers via Twitter, TV executives said.

Twitter Inc. spokesman Brian Poliakoff declined to disclose the financial terms or elaborate on how the games would be streamed, but technology news website Re/code, citing people familiar with the bidding process, reported that Twitter paid less than $10 million for the streaming rights.

http://bangordailynews.com/2016/04/06/s ... -season-2/

Re: Twitter to stream Thursday night NFL games in 2016 seaso

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:18 am
by Tom Nolette
Twitter will livestream 10 games for free to the more than 800 million people who use its service, as well as nonregistered users.

Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said users would be able to watch the games “right on Twitter.”

Re: Twitter to stream Thursday night NFL games in 2016 seaso

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:37 am
by Tom Nolette
National Football League and Twitter Announce Streaming Partnership for Thursday Night Football

The National Football League (NFL) announced today that it has selected Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) as its exclusive partner to deliver a live OTT digital stream of Thursday Night Football to a global audience across devices and for free during the course of the 2016 NFL Regular Season. Twitter will stream the 10 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by NBC and CBS, which will also be simulcast on NFL Network, securing the league’s “Tri-Cast” distribution model of broadcast (NBC/CBS), cable (NFL Network), and digital (Twitter).

Partners since 2013 through the Twitter Amplify program, the NFL and Twitter will provide free, live streaming video of Thursday Night Football without authentication to the over 800 Million registered and non-registered users worldwide on the Twitter platform on mobile phones, tablets, PCs and connected TVs.

In addition to live streaming video of NFL action, the partnership includes in-game highlights from TNF as well as pre-game Periscope broadcasts from players and teams, giving fans an immersive experience before, during and after games.

https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/Nat ... tball.aspx