Per Michael Baca of the league’s web site, Amazon Prime Video has formally introduced that legendary play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and ESPN school soccer persona and analyst Kirk Herbstreit are teaming up as the brand new broadcast duo for “Thursday Night Football,” which moves to the streaming service in September. Rumors of the Michaels-Herbstreit partnership broke weeks in the past and effectively after it was primarily public data that Michaels could be leaving NBC after 16 years with that firm following Super Bowl LVI.
As Michael David Smith famous for Pro Football Talk, NBC nonetheless holds the rights to the Week 1 “TNF” regular-season opener. Amazon, thus, can have one preseason “TNF” sport and 16 regular-season contests.
Per Tom Tapp of Deadline, Mike Tirico is changing Michaels to name video games alongside Cris Collinsworth for NBC “Sunday Night Football” broadcasts.
According to Chris Pugh of The Columbus Dispatch, Herbstreit will proceed his work with ESPN regardless of his new NFL duties.