Recently Amazon struck a deal to stream ten NFL games as part of its Amazon Prime Video program. This will allow Prime members to watch Thursday night NFL games that air on CBS and NBC.
Now it seems Amazon wants to move to cash in on the ad deals around the games. We already know Amazon plans to place team products around the stream, allowing you to get deals on NFL gear as you watch the game. Now it has opened up the ad space to others who will be willing to pay at least $2.8 million per ad package.
This is not unheard of, because Twitter last year charged as much as $10 million for some ads when it had the NFL rights.
Amazon is hoping that the NFL streaming rights will not only sell stuff on Amazon but also push the $99 a year Amazon Prime membership sales. Amazon says that Prime members are far more likely to spend money on Amazon than non-Prime members. So Amazon seems to want to do what it can to drive subscriptions to Amazon Prime.
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