Category: Amazon Prime Video


Amazon breaks into Champions League with German deal

Streaming service follows Premier League success with further football rights tie-upFresh from the success of streaming top-flight English football for the first time, Amazon has sets its sights on Europe’s premier club competition, securing exclusive …


Premier League brings record number of sign-ups to Amazon Prime

Streaming of 10 top-flight matches increases prospects of firm entering rights auctionThe prospect of Amazon mounting a major challenge to Sky and BT at the next multibillion pound Premier League rights auction has increased, after the streaming of 10 …


Four screens and countless tweets: the modern perils of consuming football

Amazon’s major selling point, that you can watch all the games, is the worst thing about it. You CAN watch them all. Add in social media, and being an armchair fan becomes exhaustingTV to the left of me, laptops to the right, there I was, stuck in the …


Amazon creeps into football’s broadcast jungle with stream designed to drown us | Jonathan Liew

Amazon Prime’s debut night was aiming for continuity, as if you wouldn’t even notice it further monetising your love of footballOne of the lesser known but more frequently thumbed tomes on my bookshelf is something called The Premier League Handbook. P…


Amazon’s Premier League arrival comes with a hefty price tag for fans | Barney Ronay

No matter how glossy the Amazon product, fans are still being sold the same things they already owned in the first placeThe Americans are coming. Or rather, they’re already here, and already launching the next step in a takeover by stealth that may onl…


‘The ultimate binge-watch’: why football docs top Game of Thrones for drama

Stuffed full of agony, redemption and melodrama, football is the perfect fit for the streaming age, as Amazon’s engrossing Leeds United documentary provesVery few Leeds United fans regard the denouement to the 2018-19 football season as anything other …


This Is Football shows the ‘magic of the game’ is not just a sales pitch | Barney Ronay

For once, emotions are genuinely stirred by the story of Rwanda and how the game helped heal its divisionsIt can be hard in England to get a feel for the scale, the power and – yes really – the beauty of the Premier League’s vast global reach. Probably…


Take Us Home: Leeds’ docu-series on Bielsa’s first season, narrated by Russell Crowe – trailer

Leeds United and Amazon Prime have released the trailer for Take Us Home, a new docu-series covering the club’s push for promotion during the 2018-19 season after a 15-year absence from the Premier League.The six-part series, which has been narrated by…


Can Amazon ace it in the brutal arena of live sports broadcasting?

The company hopes coverage of the US Open will put it on equal footing to Sky, after failures by several streaming servicesWhen Andy Murray returns to Grand Slam tennis at this week’s US Open, he won’t be the only one with big-day nerves, as Amazon loo…


Amazon launches its assault on sport coverage with tennis at Queen’s

• Fever-Tree Championships screened on Amazon Prime Video • US Open, ATP Tour and Premier League will also be shownSky’s decision to walk away from tennis next summer, after several years covering everything from the salad days of Tim Henman to the ris…


Amazon breaks Premier League hold of Sky and BT with streaming deal

US online retailer will exclusively livestream 20 matches per season from 2019Amazon has broken Sky and BT’s stranglehold on Premier League football by striking a groundbreaking deal to livestream exclusive coverage of 20 matches per season online.The …


Diego Maradona docuseries about ‘Hand of God’ era in works at Amazon

The streaming service says the series will offer an ‘unprecedented look’ at the player and chronicle his mid-80s peak where he led Argentina to World Cup glory and Napoli to its first-ever scudettoStreaming giant Amazon Prime will throw its weight behi…


Amazon buys exclusive UK rights to US Open tennis tournament

Five-year deal, thought worth $40m, gives Prime subscribers in UK access to grand slam eventAmazon has struck a deal said to be worth $40m (£30m) for the exclusive UK TV rights to the US Open tennis tournament, as the US firm looks to add to its 100 mi…


Juventus and All Blacks turn to TV shows to win fans

Netflix and Amazon sign up big sports teams for docu-series like Last Chance U aimed at broadening clubs’ global appeal Sports clubs hoping to expand their fan base in an increasingly competitive international market are turning to Amazon Prime and Net…


Amazon outbids Sky to win exclusive ATP tour tennis rights

Amazon Prime streaming service will now show nearly all elite men’s tennis events except the four grand slams

Tennis fans wanting to watch Andy Murray and Roger Federer on a regular basis through the season will have to pick up an Amazon subscription, after the US digital giant nabbed the UK rights to the ATP World Tour from Sky.

The deal will make Amazon Prime Video the home for practically all top-flight men’s tennis other than the four grand slam tournaments – including the end of year ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London.

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