So apparently, Amazon really likes live sports.
The report that Amazon is working on a full-fledged sports streaming app is the latest potential development in the American viewing landscape. Live sports have become the darling of major streaming services.
The move, which appears to be still in the discussion phase, was announced this week Information. It will add to the live sports content already offered by Amazon’s Prime Video platform — with Thursday Night Football, Premier League coverage in England and New York Yankees games in four states.
The new app will expand these investments and make Amazon an even bigger player in an area that has already proven profitable for them.
Amazon’s big NFL bet is an early win for Prime
Amazon spent $1 billion to acquire exclusive rights to the NFL’s Thursday Night Football for 11 years starting this season. Kansas City Chiefs vs. It paid off right away, with the Los Angeles Chargers being the first game to be streamed. “The most-watched night in primetime in the U.S.” in Prime Video’s history.
But the move to Amazon Sports (name and planned launch TBD) is the latest development in a crowded field of streaming services moving toward meeting television by broadcasting live sports.
Google and YouTube use NFL Sunday Ticket
last week, Google has signed a deal to broadcast NFL Sunday Ticket In two YouTube iterations starting in 2023. The deal is worth about $2 billion a year, As stated therein Wall Street Journal.
Currently available on DIRECTV, The Sunday Ticket will air as a supplement on YouTube TV and will also be available through YouTube through its Premium Channels feature.
Apple TV will show every MLS game — for an additional cost
Apple and Major League Soccer reach an agreement In June, along with the Liga Cup (a competition involving Mexico’s Liga MX teams) to show every league game, without interruption. Apple TV.
However, to watch all games, users must sign up for the MLS Season Pass for $12.99/month/$79/season for AppleTV+ subscribers/$99/season for non-subscribers. AppleTV+ subscribers can watch select MLS and Leagues Cup games at no extra cost.
Then all the games are already there
Across the crowded live sports streaming scene, arguably the biggest dog is Disney, with its WatchESPN and ESPN+ The apps show men’s and women’s college games, the NHL, and anything broadcast on ESPN networks from several European soccer leagues (like Spain and Germany). You can get ESPN+ for ESPN apps only or add it to the Disney+ package.
If you are a fan of soccer, you probably already know that the best leagues are spread across several apps: Paramount+ Contains the Champions League, Europa League and Italy’s Serie A; FuboTV Contains several European and South American leagues; and NBC Peacock There is the English Premier League.
Other games are spread across apps as well. Baseball, for example, can be seen MLB TV (Major League Baseball’s own service), AppleTV+ (Friday nights), Peacock (Sunday mornings), and, of course, local cable networks.
The NBA also has its own subscription services, NBA TV And NBA League PassGames are available on ESPN+ and various cable networks.
The following is a report on Amazon’s plans to claim more territory in the world of streaming live sports content A study of the company’s financial performance. While the details of Amazon’s new app remain to be seen, one thing fans can count on is continued competition in the prestigious arena of live sports viewership.