The fully remote production launches tonight with a new mobile fleet of 16 that’s producing the games in 1080p with High Dynamic Range with around 250 people onsite for each TNF game. (Courtesy of Prime Video)
Al Michaels, a part of NBC’s Sunday Night Football since 2006 and now the play-by-play announcer for Amazon Prime’s Thursday Night Football, will continue to contribute to NBC Sports broadcasts in an emeritus role. NBC Sports said Michaels will be involved in high-profile events such as the NFL playoffs and the Olympics.
Longtime NFL play-by-play announcer Al Michaels will join tech giant Amazon to lead the company’s Thursday Night Football broadcast booth. Michaels will be paired with ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit in the TNF booth. Amazon announced the new booth today.
Legendary NFL play-by-play announcer Al Michaels is moving to Amazon Prime Video to lead its booth when it begins its exclusive coverage of Thursday Night Football in the fall. Michaels’ partner will be ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit. An official announcement could come as early as this week.
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Michaels has been the lead announcer on Sunday Night Football since its start in 2006, but his contract expires after next Sunday’s matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. The 77-year old hasn’t indicated his future plans, but said he does relish becoming a free agent for one of the few times in a career that has spanned more than 50 years.
ESPN is contemplating a pursuit of legendary play-by-player Al Michaels for Monday Night Football. The potential interest in returning Michaels, 77, to his TV football home — he was the longtime voice of MNF — comes as Michaels is deep into negotiations with Amazon Prime Video about becoming the main voice of its exclusive Thursday Night Football package that begins next fall, according to sources.
Al Michaels (left) is being pulled from Sunday Night Football this weekend “in accordance with NBCUniversal COVID-19 safety protocols,” NBC Sports said on Friday. Mike Tirico will replace Michaels on the primetime play-by-play.
The 76-year-old Michaels was voted the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcast excellence by Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday and will be honored July 24 during the Hall’s induction weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Hall of Fame pitchers Dizzy Dean and Don Drysdale are candidates for the Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting, along with Fox’s Joe Buck, ESPN’s Dan Shulman and NBC’s Al Michaels. Dave Campbell, Ernesto Jerez and Buddy Blattner also are finalists, the Hall said Monday. […]
NBC Sports has declined ESPN’s initial request to engage in trade talks to acquire Al Michaels, according to sources. “We look forward to Al completing his contract and calling Sunday Night Football games on NBC,” Greg Hughes, an NBC Sports spokesman, said.
Thinking large and outside the box, ESPN plans to attempt to acquire Al Michaels from NBC Sports for Monday Night Football. ESPN would like to team Michaels with Peyton Manning in its dream booth, according to sources.
Michaels is set to join Pat Summerall as the only play-by-play announcers to call at least 10 Super Bowls when he works next weekend’s game in Minneapolis between New England and Philadelphia on NBC. The 73-year-old Michaels is in no hurry to give up the microphone on NBC’s Sunday Night Football broadcast, which is on target to be television’s highest-rated show for a record seventh straight year, passing the mark set by American Idol.
Al Michaels, Scotty Connal, Barry Johnstone, Howard Katz, Chuck Pagano, Joe Schiavo and Mickey Wittman will be honored on Dec. 17 in a ceremony in New York City .
Leslie Moonves, Al Michaels, Bob Schieffer, Dick Wolf, Ron Howard and the late Philo Farnsworth, who invented electronic television, were honored at ceremonies Monday night in Los Angeles that drew a glittering industry crowd.
Sunday Night Football commentator Al Michaels is presented with the lifetime achievement award at Monday’s ceremony in New York.