Amazon Prime today announced it’s commentating duo for its coverage of NFL Thursday Night Football.
Iconic play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and Emmy-winning analyst Kirk Herbstreit will call Amazon’s exclusive coverage of NFL Thursday Night Football, which kicks off on Thursday 15th September 2022.
Michaels recently completed his record 36th campaign as the play-by-play announcer of the NFL in prime time. Michaels called his 11th Super Bowl in February, matching the most ever for a television commentator.
Herbstreit has served as the lead college football analyst for ESPN since 1996. In that time, Herbstreit has established himself as one of the preeminent voices in the sport, garnering 14 Sports Emmys for his work as both a live event analyst on ABC’s Saturday Night Football as well as a studio analyst on ESPN’s College GameDay.
“Over the last 36 seasons, I’ve been at the mic describing some of the most magical moments and games in NFL history and am looking forward to many more,” said Michaels.
“This is the new frontier in sports television and to be a part of the launch at this point in my career is both exciting and stimulating.
“The NFL is the king of unscripted television and I’m looking forward to joining Kirk to bring fans more dramatic episodes on Thursday nights this fall.”
The 11-year deal between Amazon and the NFL includes 15 regular-season games and one preseason game per year, with Prime Video also delivering new pregame, halftime, and postgame shows as well as fan-favourite interactive features like X-Ray and Next Gen Stats powered by AWS.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of Prime Video’s game-changing new Thursday Night Football telecasts, and it’s an honour to join the booth alongside Al,” said Herbstreit.
“Together, we will build the next generation of NFL programming. I’m proud to be part of the Amazon team and can’t wait to get started.”
Herbstreit will continue in his role with College GameDay on ESPN.
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