The Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Sept. 22 will be broadcast locally by WPXI, Channel 11.
The NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” package switched exclusively to streaming video provider Amazon for the 2022 as part of a $1 billion per year rights package that runs through 2033. The games can only be accessed by subscribers to Amazon Prime Video nationally.
As part of the that deal, Amazon must select a local broadcast partner for each team so that local fans can watch the game free and over the air. WPXI won the bidding to air the Steelers’ Week 3 game in Cleveland, the only time this season they are scheduled to appear on Thursday Night Football.
“WPXI is thrilled to broadcast Thursday night’s Steelers game locally to the league’s best football fans,” said Kevin Hayes, WPXI’s general manager and vice president. “Our team is also committed to providing exclusive local pre-game and post-game coverage.
WPXI’s locally produced pre-game and post-game shows will also be available on the station’s streaming app, WPXI Now.
The station also regularly broadcasts the Steelers’ appearances on “NBC Sunday Night Football.” The Steelers are currently scheduled to appear on Sunday Night Football twice this season, on Oct. 23 against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium and Nov. 20 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Kickoff on Thursday night is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit will have the call of the game.
The Steelers started their season 1-0 with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 and host the New England Patriots on Sunday. The Browns beat former quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and will host the New York Jets this Sunday.