By Harry Allison
Amazon Prime begins streaming “Thursday Night Football” games this week with the Vikings-Rams game.
For the first time, an NFL telecast will have an all-woman broadcasting booth, with Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer calling the action for Amazon on Thursday and for the 10 games on that night to follow.
“Teaming up with Hannah and Amazon for this is truly special,” Kremer said in a statement, per Pro Football Talk. “Hannah is a brilliant journalist and she has been a friend for many years. With decades of experience as storytellers, we will be bringing a different voice and viewpoint to covering the game of football.”
Said Storm: “I can’t imagine embarking upon this new role with anyone better than Andrea. A lifelong friend with Pro Football Hall of Fame credentials, she is the perfect partner. Together we’re looking forward to offering a new option for Prime members on Thursday nights and I’m excited to get to work!”
Amazon Prime will offer a number of feeds to choose from. Viewers can select Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, who will be calling the game for Fox and the NFL Network, or the Storm-Kremer pairing. There’s also a Spanish-language feed along with an English-language feed with broadcasters from the United Kingdom.
Kremer recently received the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, which recognizes “long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football.” She works for the NFL Network and is a correspondent on HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel,” and before that was a sideline and feature reporter for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”
Like Kremer a longtime sports journalist, Storm has hosted various editions of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and contributed to “Outside the Lines” and “E:60” on the network. She also has worked in various capacities for NBC, CNN and CBS.