Amazon Prime Video to Stream Seattle Sounders Games, Taking Over For YouTube TV
As part of a three-year deal, Amazon Prime Video will stream Sounders FC matches throughout Washington. Amazon Prime Video will carry all those games not airing nationally on ESPN, FOX, FS1, and Univision (simulcast on Twitter).
The timing of the deal makes sense given that MLS asked teams not to sign long-term local TV deals past 2022.
In March, Sports Business Journal reported that the “MLS has instructed all 24 of its current clubs as well as its future expansion teams in Miami, Nashville and Austin to not have any local broadcast agreements that go beyond 2022. That is the year that the league’s national and international broadcast deals will expire, thus allowing MLS to potentially package any combination of those rights to future broadcast partners.”