Longtime commentator Al Michaels has departed NBC to affix the team at Amazon’s fresh Thursday Night Football.

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Light NFL commentator Al Michaels is joining the broadcast booth for Amazon’s fresh Thursday Night Football package. Michaels, lead announcer for NBC’s Sunday Night Football for extra than 15 years, will most seemingly be joined within the booth by ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who’ll continue keeping college soccer for the cable sports community.

Marie Donoghue, Amazon’s vice president of international sports video, acknowledged in a statement that the duo “insist[s] unparalleled ride” to the streaming service’s fresh NFL deal.

Before heading to NBC, Michaels spent twenty years as the play-by-play commentator on ABC’s Monday Night Football.  

“Over the final 36 seasons, I have been on the mic describing some of essentially the most magical moments and games in NFL history and am awaiting many extra,” Michaels acknowledged in a statement. He called his Amazon post “the fresh frontier in sports television.”

Thursday Night Football marks the principle time a streaming service cherish Amazon has aired NFL games with out a old college broadcast accomplice.

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Amazon has also signed longtime Sunday Night Football Govt Producer Fred Gaudelli to oversee the display. (Gaudelli will continue on the NBC Sports govt team, in response to The Hollywood Reporter.) 

The Thursday night display marks the principle time a streaming platform has been the sole real home for NFL games, with out a old college TV accomplice. High Video has been streaming Thursday Night Football games for several seasons however repeatedly alongside with Fox or other networks. 

Amazon on the starting attach aside deliberate to originate Thursday Night Football in 2023 however moved up the debut to this one year. It also expanded its 10-one year handle the NFL to 11 years.

The streaming big is slated to wait on 15 Thursday night NFL games per season, alongside with one preseason sport. 

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