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Kremer and Storm Tapped for TNF on Amazon Prime

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Amazon is bringing Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer on board for its Thursday Night Football coverage. The duo will provide color commentary of the 11 games streaming on Prime Video beginning with this week’s contest between the Rams and Vikings.

Fans watching the games on Amazon Prime can choose what they want to hear. Prime will offer four audio options: the Fox broadcast with Joe Buckand Troy Aikman, Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm, Spanish-language announcers, and a U.K. English language broadcast team.

Andrea Kremer received the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Pete Rozelle Award earlier this year. The award honors exceptional media coverage of professional football. She has covered the league for ESPN, the NFL Network, HBO’s Real Sports and CBS, and was a part of NBC’s inaugural Sunday Night Football crew.

Hannah Storm may be best known for her current role as the host of SportsCenter on ESPN. She has also covered sports for CNN and NBC. AdWeek once listed her amongst the “30 Most Powerful Women in Sports.” She is also the founder of Brainstormin’ Productions, production house that has produced, executive produced and directed major projects for ESPN, espnW, SEC Network and EPIX.

The schedule for Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime is as follows:

Week 4: Thursday, September 27
Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams

Week 5: Thursday, October 4
Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots

Week 6: Thursday, October 11
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

Week 7: Thursday, October 18
Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals

Week 8: Thursday, October 25
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans

Week 9: Thursday, November 1
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers

Week 10: Thursday, November 8
Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 11: Thursday, November 15
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks

Week 13: Thursday, November 29
New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys

Week 14: Thursday, December 6
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

Week 15: Thursday, December 13
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs

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3.72 Million Tune In To See LeBron James Break Scoring Record

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Lakers star LeBron James surpassed the NBA’s all-time scoring record on Tuesday night, and TNT benefitted from the milestone ratings wise.

According to Sports Media Watch, Tuesday night’s game averaged 2.98 million viewers. That figure made it TNT’s biggest regular season audience in over two years.

The broadcast peaked at 3.72 million around 11:45 p.m. when James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the record.

Reporting also indicated that the game was the number one single-network program on TV in key demographics.

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Disney Makes ESPN Independent Division In Corporate Restructuring

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Disney is in the process of reorganizing and restructuring the company, and details have emerged about the company’s plans for ESPN.

Deadline reported on Wednesday that ESPN will be one of three standalone segments comprising Disney. Entertainment and Parks, Experiences & Products are the other two segments.

The reorganization comes amid the exit of former CEO Bob Chapek and the re-entry of CEO Bob Iger. As one of Iger’s first moves back running Disney, he announced a restructuring of Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

It was also reported that Jimmy Pitaro will continue as the president of ESPN.

In total, more than 7,000 jobs will be eliminated after the restructuring.

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Roger Goodell: ‘Wouldn’t Surprise Me’ To See Thursday Night Football Move to Flex Scheduling

“Not today, but it’ll certainly be something that’s on our horizon.”

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In 2023, Monday Night Football will join Sunday Night Football in having the ability to flex NFL games into its window. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday Night Football could someday join that elite club.

During his “State of the League” speech Wednesday, Goodell said Thursday Night Football having the ability to flex matchups “wouldn’t at all surprise me”.

“Not today, but it’ll certainly be something that’s on our horizon,” the NFL Commissioner said.

ESPN bargained for the ability to move higher profile games into Monday Night Football during its negotiations with the league for the next television contract that begins this upcoming season.

NBC has long held the ability to shift a select number of games from earlier windows into the Sunday Night Football primetime slot.

Amazon Prime Video just completed the first of an 11-year contract that sees the streaming platform spend nearly $1 billion per year on the Thursday Night Football package.

One of the largest storylines of Amazon’s debut season with the NFL was the near-constant ridicule from play-by-play announcer Al Michaels over the lackluster TNF schedule. Michaels made headlines over several weeks for his candor on the lack of interesting matchups, going as far as to joke that if the schedule didn’t improve he would retire.

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