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Thursday, December 7th, 2017
SKYCAM RETURNS: NBC TO PRESENT LIVE COVERAGE FROM SKYCAM FOR BRONCOS-COLTS “THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” GAME ON DEC. 14
NBC Thursday Night Football continues tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET with Crucial Saints-Falcons NFC South Matchup with Playoff Implications
NBCSports.com & NBC Sports App to Live Stream Thursday Night Football
NBC is Only Network with Two NFL Primetime Packages
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 7, 2017 – The only network with two primetime NFL packages, NBC will again utilize its SkyCam system to present the primary-viewing angle for its coverage of Thursday Night Football on Thursday, December 14 (Denver at Indianapolis). Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET with Football Night in Indianapolis on NBC.
Thursday Night Football will also be televised by NFL Network, and streamed live on Amazon Prime Video, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, NFL Mobile from Verizon, Watch NFL Network, the NFL app on Microsoft, and NFL Game Pass (International).
NBC utilized SkyCam as the primary viewing angle for the first time for the November 16 Thursday Night Football telecast of Titans-Steelers.
“With the experience of a full-game telecast with SkyCam and nearly a month to plan and tweak, we are excited to bring back the SkyCam presentation for the Broncos-Colts game,” said Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of NBC Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football.
NBC’s “dual” SkyCam coverage received widespread acclaim from viewers when it was pressed into action due to fog during NBC Sunday Night Football in Week 7. In that game, the Falcons-Patriots Super Bowl LI rematch on October 22, fog rolled into Gillette Stadium late in the first half. After halftime, SkyCam technology provided the best camera angles to offer consistent and clear views of the live action.
SkyCam was also used early in the third quarter of the Nov. 5 Sunday Night Football game (Raiders at Dolphins) as residual smoke from halftime fireworks obscured the traditional camera angles.
NFL Week 14 kicks off tonight with a matchup of playoff implications on NBC’s Thursday Night Football as the first-place New Orleans Saints (9-3) visit the Atlanta Falcons (7-5). Coverage begins with Football Night in Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Drew Esocoff is director of SNF and TNF. Rob Hyland is coordinating producer of Thursday Night Football.
NBCSPORTS.COM & NBC SPORTS APP TO LIVE STREAM THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream all of NBC’s Thursday Night Football games to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s TNF broadcasts. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox. (NOTE: NBC Sports does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)
Remaining NBC-produced game schedule in Thursday Night Football package:
|Thurs. Dec. 7||New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons||NBC, NFLN **|
|Thurs. Dec. 14||Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts||NBC, NFLN **|
|Sat. Dec. 16||Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions||NFLN|
|Mon. Dec. 25||Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans||NBC, NFLN **|
** Live streamed on Amazon Prime Video, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–