These are the stories shaping sports and business for Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.
Ever since the Nets went to Brooklyn, they’ve leaned on that borough for all their marketing. Well, now they are giving a nod to Jersey with their new jerseys. Kyrie Irving modeled some classic threads that he says he remembers from growing up as a Nets fan, which only increases the anticipation for next season when Irving and Kevin Durant finally take the floor together for BK.
The Brooklyn Nets may be the most intriguing team for whenever next season does begin. It remains to be seen how good they’ll be when they do take the floor...but they will definitely look good regardless of how they play.
Amazon Gets NFL Wild Card Broadcast Rights
Broadcast networks aren’t the only media companies vying for NFL football as Amazon has reportedly struck a deal with the league to stream a wild-card playoff game this season.
Amazon already has a deal to stream 11 Thursday Night Football games annually and the company has reportedly been looking to carry even more games on Amazon Prime Video.
Earlier this year, Amazon renewed its TNF contract for another three seasons in a deal valued at a minimum of $75 million annually, according to media reports.
The league added two extra wild-card playoff games to this season’s schedule this year and Amazon will get to stream one of them. The broadcast rights for that game will be shared with Viacom, which will broadcast the game on its CBS and Nickelodeon networks.
Comcast and NBC Sports paid for the rights to the second wild-card game.