Twitter beat out several other tech titans in a bid to stream NFL Thursday Night football games this season. The social network is a surprise winner; it was up against several firms, including Amazon, Verizon and Yahoo. Other companies, such as Apple, had expressed early interest in the right to stream NFL’s Thursday night games but dropped out early.
Twitter hasn’t yet confirmed the news, which was first reported by Bloomberg. Other firms, such as Verizon and Yahoo, might have decided to stream the games direct through a browser. Twitter might have a totally different approach, given it hasn’t ever been the destination for watching content but, instead, for discussing it. Seems plausible the social network could stream games in a pop-up window sort of approach, allowing the community to discuss the action as it unfolds.
We’ll let you know about Twitter’s future plans for the NFL when we hear more.