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Amazon is in Talks to Live Stream NBA, MLB, NFL & Others Games

 Orioles-Tigers-BaseballAccording to sources close to the talks Amazon has held talks with the NBA, MLB and NFL and others to stream live sports. This comes form a report over at the The Wall Street Journal that was posted on Monday.

According to sources at least some during the talks, Amazon has proposed a premium, exclusive sports package as part of its Amazon Prime subscription service. The Wall Street Journal has also reported that Amazon has even looked to foreign sports like cricket, and has asked traditional broadcasters like Disney and Univision for rights to games they choose not to air.

It sounds like at least some leagues, including the NBA are interested in a deal. Amazon has floated the idea of creating an exclusive premium sports package available as a add on to its Amazon Prime program. Amazon is hopping such a package could attract new members to the $99-a-year Prime program, as well as to a “skinny bundle” of live online channels that Amazon is also pursuing.

This also seems to be a effort to take on Sling TV and PlayStation Vue in the market of live TV. Yet this seems to be more focused on live events vs showing live TV channels.

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6 Responses to Amazon is in Talks to Live Stream NBA, MLB, NFL & Others Games

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    paul November 22, 2016 at 8:05 am #

    bigten network with plus channels plz, college hockey too plz

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    Michael Nyitrai November 22, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    that would be great, also if amazon ever stepped into the live channel arena things could get real interesting

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    Florence Catherine November 28, 2016 at 5:22 am #

    Amazon, soon to be the one stop shop for every thing.

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    88cooper November 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    This would be great, so long as there are no “blackouts.” I live in Fl, approx 130 miles from both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins. If I buy the MLB Pkg., both teams are blacked out??? Yup, that’s how it works. I don’t see how a 260 mile round trip to watch a game makes me a “Home-Market” viewer. If I can get the Rays and Marlins, and the Boltz and Panthers, “live” from Amazon….I’m In!!!

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      Eric Beagles November 28, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

      I live in southeast Iowa. Every team in the Central time zone is blacked out by MLB for me.

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        88cooper November 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm #

        Thanks for that info, Eric, now I know how greedy and stupid MLB really is. They keep playing us fans for suckers and one day not only will there be only 5,000 fans at a game, there will be only 5,000 watching on TV. We will have found something else to follow and we won’t come back.