A new streaming service from Sports Illustrated called SI TV will be launching on November 16th exclusively on Amazon Channels. The service will cost $4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial and will focus on sports storytelling through movies, documentaries, and talk shows, instead of broadcasting live games and highlight/recap shows like most sports networks.
SI TV will launch with 130 hours of licensed movies and documentaries. Available movies will include:
- The first five Rocky movies
- The five Kickboxer films
- Teen Wolf
- The Bad News Bears
- The Cutting Edge
- Eight Men Out
- North Dallas Forty
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Available documentaries will include:
- Michael Jordan: Come Fly With Me
- Racing Dreams
- America’s Parking Lot
- In Football We Trust
- 2016 NBA Champions: Cleveland Cavaliers
- 2015 NBA Champions: Golden State Warriors
- The Great Chicken Wing Hunt
In addition to licensed movies and documentaries, SI TV will also have original content. Debuting sometime next year are two original sports documentaries from sports filmmakers Mike Tollin of Mandalay Sports Media and Jonathan Hock of ESPN’s 30 for 30. The channel will also include a new SI Swimsuit series on the first-ever open casting call model search for the 2018 SI Swimsuit issue, as well as SI Swimsuit shows dating back to 1994. Other original shows on the new streaming service will include:
- The Vault: Series revisits some of the biggest stories that have appeared in Sports Illustrated in its 63-year history with new on-camera interviews.
- SI: Under the Cover: Profiles of subjects from current issues of the mag, such as an interview with NFL star Julio Jones.
- The Crossover: A basketball lifestyle talk show about the players, games, culture, fashion, and memes, hosted by SI.com writers Matt Dollinger and Rohan Nadkarni.
- Planet Futbol: Hosted by the soccer writer Grant Wahl, the series delves into the sport around the globe with guests from Europe and the Americas.
- The Line (working title): Show about sports betting and daily fantasy sports.