Twitter wins NFL Thursday night streaming rights

April 5, 2016 12:59 PM

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Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said.

The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications, Yahoo Inc. and Amazon.com. Facebook dropped out of the bidding last week, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions who asked not to be named because the talks were private...

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