Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit announced as broadcast team for ‘Thursday Night Football’ on Prime Video
A new era of football on Thursday nights will have familiar voices calling.
Longtime NFL play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and veteran ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit will be the new broadcast team for Thursday night footballPrime Video announced on Wednesday.
Michaels joins TNF after spending the last 16 years with NBC, as the main broadcaster of Sunday night football with longtime partner Cris Collinsworth. The duo also called TNF games in partnership with NFL Network. The 78-year-old, whose legendary sportscasting career includes 11 Super Bowls, was also in the booth for Monday night football on ABC from 1986 to 2005.
Herbstreit has been the senior college football analyst at ESPN since joining the network in 1996. The former Ohio State quarterback is well known for his longtime presence as an analyst on ABC. Saturday night football and ESPN College GameDay.
The hiring of an experienced duo in Michaels and Herbstreit is intended to show Prime Video’s commitment to providing the same type of viewing experience that NFL fans are accustomed to on network television.
The 2022 season marks the first year that TNF will be exclusive to Prime Video, which will be the first streaming service to air an NFL-licensed national broadcast package for the entire season. The 11-year-old pact includes 15 regular-season games and one pre-season game per season, with Prime Video also featuring new pre-game, halftime and post-game shows as well as interactive features like than X-Ray and Next Gen Stats.