Amazon explores adding premium live sports to Prime Video membership


Amazon has reportedly been in talks with the NBA, the NFL, MLB, and some smaller leauges for the rights to stream live games, according to The Wall Street Journal. They’ve specifically discussed creating a sports package with the NBA, which could possibly be teamed up with a “skinny bundle” of other live channels. Other leagues they’ve been in talks with include the World Surf League, Indian Premier Cricket League, Liga MX, and the Kontinental Hockey League. Amazon has been building out their live streaming capabilities recently, with their own live fashion show and live Showtime and Starz through Prime Video, so it sounds like more live programming is likely in the near future.

  1. Tony Ramirez says:

    Great idea except I bet the old blackout rules still will apply so if you live in a local market and want to watch the Nicks or Nets on NBA you can’t unless you have traditional cable, Verizon FiOS or satellite DirecTV so it is useless.

  2. Richard says:

    Well done NHL. Every major north american league is represented. But look, they’re playing hockey in Vegas now. [sigh].

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