The NFL has announced it will stream ten Thursday Night Football games next season free across the globe on Twitter.
Twitter will stream the 10 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by NBC and CBS, which will also be simulcast on NFL Network, securing the league’s "Tri-Cast" distribution model of broadcast (NBC/CBS), cable (NFL Network), and digital (Twitter).
Partners since 2013 through the Twitter Amplify program, the NFL and Twitter will provide free, live streaming video of Thursday Night Football without authentication to the over 800 Million registered and non-registered users worldwide on the Twitter platform on mobile phones, tablets, PCs and connected TVs.
The NFL has been very much behind the curve when it comes to making its games accessible over the internet. Other leagues have been doing laps around the NFL. The first step in the right direction came last year when the league used Yahoo to stream a game from London between the Bills and the Jaguars. There is still a long way to go, but at least it seems like we are seeing some progress.