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Amazon is reportedly in talks with the NFL for a Prime Video rights deal

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  • The National Football league is close to a media rights deal with Amazon.com's Prime Video service, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • The agreement would allow the streaming platform to carry many NFL games exclusively.
Lawrence Guy #93 of the New England Patriots sacks Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of the NFL game at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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The National Football league is close to a media rights deal with Amazon.com's Prime Video service, which would allow the streaming platform to carry many games exclusively, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

A deal with Amazon would result in a significant number of Thursday night games exclusively on Prime Video and represent the league's deepest foray into streaming, WSJ reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

If completed, the deal will not take effect until after the 2022 season, the report said.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment, while the NFL declined to comment.

Last week, the Sports Business Journal reported a media rights deal between NFL and Walt Disney's ESPN and ABC channels. The NFL denied the report, however, and deemed it incorrect.

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