Amazon to Get Exclusive NFL Games as Part of New Streaming Deal

April 29, 2020, 1:00 PM

The National Football League is giving Amazon exclusive rights to live games for the first time, marking a deeper push by streaming services into sports.

The league announced Wednesday that it would select a Saturday game in the coming season and give Amazon.com Inc. the sole rights to show it outside of the two teams’ home markets. The NFL schedules a handful of Saturday games late in its season, when college football’s regular season is over. Amazon will also have an exclusive game in 2021 and 2022.

It’s part of a new three-year extension of the Thursday-night partnership between the ...

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