Amazon Prime Video Strikes Deal to Bring ‘Unraveling Athena’ Tennis Documentary to Select European Territories
Amazon Prime Video will feature the upcoming tennis documentary “Unraveling Athena” to select European countries, Deadline reports. The streaming service struck a deal with Kaleidoscope and will bring the film to their subscribers in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands.
“Unraveling Athena” chronicles the pitfalls and triumphs of some of tennis’ most decorated women players, including 20 former number ones. The film features Billie Jean King, Martina Hingis, Tracy Austin, Evonne Goolagong, Kim Clijsters, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Monica Seles, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic and Victoria Azarenka.
The film, which was shot over four years, “reveals their perseverance, trials, and, tribulations and achievements, offering insight into the mind of the pro athlete and what it takes to make a champion,” Deadline states. The movie will be available in the European countries beginning on July 13.
Recently, Prime Video 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 the Tennis Channel, which also has streaming rights in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, while Eurosport will stream in the rest of Europe.
The tournament will feature the UK’s top-ranked male players, including the Murray brothers — Andy and Jamie — as well as Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund. The players will compete for singles and doubles titles and the event is expected to raise at least £100,000 ($123,000) for charities linked to Britain’s National Health Service, Variety stated.