Thursday Night Football will be available on CBS now. At least it will be on CBS for the first 8 games of the year. NFL Network will close out the season with the Thursday Night Package.
NFL Network hosts will be used in the pregame, halftime and postgame shows along with the CBS announcers. Play-by-play will be covered by Jim Nantz and color analyst Phil Simms.
“We are very pleased to build on our outstanding partnership with the NFL by expanding our coverage to Thursday nights,” CBS Corporation President and CEO Les Moonves said in a statement. “CBS is a premium content company and the NFL represents the best premium content there is. I look forward to all this new deal will do for us not only on Thursday nights, but across our entire schedule.”
Having the games available on CBS should open it up for more people to view the Thursday Night games. The games were previously only available for subscribers to NFL Network.