Amazon Scores Rights to Livestream 4 English Premier League Games for Free in the UK
Amazon is once again adding to its sports roster and they’re taking their efforts to international leagues According to Deadline, the e-commerce giant has snagged rights to live stream four English Premier League for free in the UK when the season resumes later this month. As an added bonus, the company is making the games available to everyone, so fans don’t need to be Prime Video members in order to watch.
“Like the rest of the country, we are excited to see the Premier League return to action. We will be making all four of Amazon Prime Video’s additional fixtures in the 2019/20 season available free of charge; fans will not need a Prime membership to view the games on Prime Video,” stated Alex Green, managing director of Amazon Prime Video Sport Europe.
Amazon first began its bout with the English Premier League last year and broadcast two games in the UK over this past Christmas season.
The current season was put to a halt back in March in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the league has 92 games left to be played for the 2019-2020 season. In the UK, matches will be broadcast across Sky, BT Sport, the BBC and Amazon and air on NBC, CNBC and NBCSN in the U.S.
Just last week, the streaming service snagged the rights to live stream the Schroders Battle of the Brits — a six-day tennis tournament taking place from June 23 to 28 at the Lawn Tennis Association’s headquarters at Roehampton, England. Prime Video will stream the tournament in the U.S., along with Tennis Channel, which also has streaming rights in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, while Eurosport will stream in the rest of Europe.
Earlier this year, the streamer announced they were partnering with The New York Yankees and YES Network to live stream 21 Yankees games during the 2020 regular season on Prime Video at no additional cost to Prime members. (The season was, of course, postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.)
Once the season resumes, Prime members in New York state, Connecticut, northeast Pennsylvania and north and central New Jersey areas will get access to all 21 Yankees games on Prime Video. These will be simulcasts of games produced by YES for airing on PIX11 and other over-the-air partners for Yankees telecasts, according to the YES Network.