Each NFL week kicks off with Thursday Night Football and CBS and NFL Network give the matchups their due with extensive on-site pregame coverage. Following host Rich Eisen's "NFL Total Access Kickoff" on NFL Network -- highlighting the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium as fans arrive -- the scene shifts inside for NFL Thursday Night Kickoff on CBS and simulcast on NFL Network, with anchor James Brown and analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher. CBS' production team and broadcasters Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson present the full slate of 16 regular-season Thursday night games. CBS and simulcaster NFL Network broadcast Weeks 2-8 and a Saturday game from Week 16. NFL Network televises Weeks 9-12, 14-16, and a Saturday game from Week 16.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 55 minutes
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff - 2018 NFL season - Netflix
The 2018 NFL season will be the 99th season of the National Football League (NFL). The season is set to begin on September 6, 2018 with the NFL Kickoff Game, to be hosted by the defending Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The season will conclude with Super Bowl LIII, the league's championship game, on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff - Digital - Netflix
The NFL agreed to an extension of its digital rights agreement with Verizon Communications under a 5-year, $2.5 billion deal. Unlike the previous deal, it no longer includes exclusivity for streaming in-market and nationally-televised NFL games on mobile devices with screens 7 inches (18 cm) or less in size (such as smartphones), in order to account for changes in viewing habits, but still includes enhanced access to highlights and other digital content for Verizon-owned properties. In addition, Verizon announced that it would no longer make these streams exclusive to Verizon Wireless subscribers, and would leverage its portfolio of media brands (such as Yahoo!, which it acquired in 2017) to distribute them to a larger audience. All of the NFL's current television partners have added mobile streaming rights (which were previously reserved to Verizon) to their existing contracts for the 2018 season. On April 26, 2018, the NFL announced that it had reached a two-year extension of its agreement with Amazon for shared digital rights to the Thursday Night Football games simulcast with Fox, with a 15% increase in rights fees. To fulfill a request that the streams be available freely, the games will also be made available on Twitch, an Amazon-owned streaming service that was originally designed for video game streaming.
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff - References - Netflix