07 Sep Thursday Night Kicks Off Wide, Confusing World of Streaming Sports [Fierce Video]
BY MATTHEW KEYS
September 7, 2022 | When the Buffalo Bills meet the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, television viewers across America will have two options to watch the inaugural game of the NFL season: They can watch it for free on NBC, just as viewers have for decades, or they can download, install and activate an account with Comcast’s streaming service Peacock, which will simulcast the game in real-time.
After this week, though, football fans will likely have to switch channels — and, for the first time, streaming apps — if they want to follow the progression of their favorite team throughout the season.
Starting next week, most NFL games played on Thursday will be available to a national audience through Amazon’s Prime Video and Twitch streaming services, with exceptions made for viewers who live within the home market of either teams that are playing. Games played Sunday afternoon will air and stream on CBS, Fox and Paramount Plus; Sunday evening games will air on NBC and stream on Peacock. The week ends with Monday Night Football, with games available to watch on ESPN and stream through the ESPN Plus app.
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