Green Bay Packers take on the Tennessee Titans in the Week 11 Thursday Night Football matchup at the Lambeau Field. The visitors led 7-6 with five minutes to go in the second quarter.
The game, like all TNF games this year, is being streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Several viewers complained of the quality.
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While some said that the stream buffered, many said the quality was bad and the video was pixelated.
“The picture quality is absolutely terrible can’t believe NFL allows this it’s almost not watchable fix it…” a viewer tweeted.
“NFL,Please stop the prime video live sports games. We lose sound or freeze up every 15 secs. ( YES,first world problem). Sincerely, AMERICA,” another one said on Twitter.
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“@nfl @PrimeVideo could you stream in Hd and not SD feel like I’m watching nfl from 20 years ago with this quality,” a third one added.
The NFL and Amazon made an 11-year media rights deal this year. The agreement runs through 2033 and could be worth over $100 billion, CNBC reported.
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Amazon was added to NFL’s existing broadcast partners, which include CBS, ESPN/ABC, FOX and NBC. Prime Video is the exclusive partner for the Thursday Night Football package. It’s the first time a streaming service will carry a full package of games exclusively.
Amazon is paying about $1 billion per year, according to people familiar with the matter, the CNBC report added.
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ViacomCBS, Fox and Comcast are paying more than $2 billion per year for their 11-year-long packages. Disney will pay around $2.7 billion annually, CNBC said, citing sources.
“These new media deals will provide our fans even greater access to the games they love. We’re proud to grow our partnerships with the most innovative media companies in the market. Along with our recently completed labor agreement with the NFLPA, these distribution agreements bring an unprecedented era of stability to the league and will permit us to continue to grow and improve our game,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had said in a statement.