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NFL Games Are Coming to Twitter

Twitter to stream 10 Thursday night games
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2016 8:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell shared big news in his first tweet in 18 months on Tuesday: Twitter has acquired the rights to stream 10 of 16 Thursday night NFL games this fall, games that will simultaneously air on CBS and NBC, reports Re/code. The NFL hopes to reach former cable subscribers, while Twitter—whose user growth has stalled recently, per Reuters—aims to attract a larger audience. Terms of the deal were not released. Twitter, which beat out Verizon, Yahoo, and Amazon, saw shares jump 2.4% in early trading, reports Bloomberg. (Read more NFL stories.)

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