Facebook interested in streaming NFL games next season

FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

MENLO PARK, Calif. (WIVB) — Facebook says it is in the mix to live stream NFL games later this year.

The social media giant is bidding for the rights to show “Thursday Night Football” games. Amazon, Verizon and other streaming leaders are also said to be interested in the package.

It is not clear how much a company will pay the NFL to live stream football games.

The Thursday TV package is said to be worth $450 million.

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