Thursday December 7, 2023

Amazon Reportedly Plans to Launch Sports App

  • Amazon plans to beef up its sports content with a sports-specific app, according to The Information.
  • It could provide a mechanism for Amazon to charge extra for sports viewing rights.
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In 2023, Amazon plans to beef up its sports content even more.

The company has plans to launch a sports-specific app, according to The Information.

  • The app would host all of the live sports that are currently streamed through Amazon Prime Video. 
  • It could provide a mechanism for the tech giant to charge extra for sports viewing rights.
  • Currently, Prime’s $14.99 monthly membership includes access to live sports.

Amazon Prime Video has purchased rights to multiple live sporting events, from the $11 billion deal for “Thursday Night Football” to the MLB.TV regular-season package, select WNBA matchups, and Overtime Elite

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It’s also investing in daily talk shows, like the morning roundtable-style show called “Bonjour Sports Talk.” 

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CEO Andy Jassy reportedly confirmed that the streamer is interested in acquiring more sports rights. 

The next acquisition could be rights to the Pac-12 Conference, which has made a major push to do a deal with Amazon, Front Office Sports previously reported.

The fifth most-valuable company in the world could also make a move for the NBA, which is seeking $50 billion to $75 billion for its next media rights deal.

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