Amazon Prime and PL Rights | Showing 20 games in December; 30 day free trial available

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Another snout in the trough.
 

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At least it's not an 'additional' expense as such like having to take out another sports package as a lot of people will have Amazon Prime already. Let's just hope the coverage is decent.
 

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Is there going to be a channel for this or will it solely be through laptop and other devices?

Interesting concept and I can see it increasing to 30-40 games in next deal. In fairness Boxing day you are allowed to show a match at 3pm (remember watching Everton-Man. United years back which kicked off at 3pm so stuck in my mind).

Will be at the match anyway as should anyone as Boxing day is great day to go out and watch a live game.
 

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Is there going to be a channel for this or will it solely be through laptop and other devices?

Interesting concept and I can see it increasing to 30-40 games in next deal. In fairness Boxing day you are allowed to show a match at 3pm (remember watching Everton-Man. United years back which kicked off at 3pm so stuck in my mind).

Will be at the match anyway as should anyone as Boxing day is great day to go out and watch a live game.

Highly doubt there will be a channel. View it through your phone, laptop, smart tv etc. Bit like watching Netflix.
 

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Highly doubt there will be a channel. View it through your phone, laptop, smart tv etc. Bit like watching Netflix.
Fair enough, will certainly have a look at the early December round of fixtures.
 

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Maybe a bit early to ask this question but does anyone know who the pundits/commentary team will be?
 

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Gonna pass.. pay enough already to have Sky + BT, just signed up to Netflix the other month thats another one. If it was on that great but now it's the start of stream services wanting a slice of the pie. Probably be out elsewhere watching the boxing day match anyway and Everton at Anfield well i know how that goes..
 

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what will happen with pubs, Boxing Day is a huge drinking and sporting day, how will they show it legally, I can't find anything about it
 

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Yes, very hard to ignore WhatsApp groups though. I’m sure plenty others are in the same boat.
Stick your phone in flight mode. I do that whenever I'm streaming.
 

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This is the EXACT thing I have been wanting to happen for years.

As a fan of the NBA & having had their ‘gamepass’ service I see no justifiable reason why we are unable to see every Premier League game in full for a monthly subscription to a service.

The fact that every stadium is set up with copious amounts of cameras yet we can’t see every minute of any game makes absolutely no sense in this day & age when international stations can watch it all.

really hoping the figures are a success for this.
 

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They do a month's free trial so sign up for that and you get both games for free
I've been thinking about this too. Surely they will have you commit to Amazon Prime instead of rolling 30-days as it's far too easy to pay for one month and cancel/get your money back for leaving = Getting free prime for the reason you need it e.g The football games.
 

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I get all PL games and all CL games on Da Zone for 150 bucks for the year.
I think for the upcoming season DAZN lost its rights to Sky. Sky charge double, i think. :(
 
Amazon fixtures announced

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Amazon fixture times and dates confirmed:


Tuesday 3 December
  • Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth (7.30pm)
  • Burnley vs Manchester City (8.15pm)
Wednesday 4 December
  • Chelsea vs Aston Villa (7.30pm)
  • Leicester vs Watford (7.30pm)
  • Manchester United vs Tottenham (7.30pm)
  • Southampton vs Norwich (7.30pm)
  • Wolves vs West Ham (7.30pm)
  • Liverpool vs Everton (8.15pm)
Thursday 5 December
  • Sheffield United vs Newcastle (7.30pm)
  • Arsenal vs Brighton (8.15pm)

Boxing Day
  • Tottenham vs Brighton (12.30pm)
  • Bournemouth vs Arsenal (3pm)
  • Aston Villa vs Norwich (3pm)
  • Chelsea vs Southampton (3pm)
  • Crystal Palace vs West Ham (3pm)
  • Everton vs Burnley (3pm)
  • Sheffield United vs Watford (3pm)
  • Wolves vs Manchester City (3pm)
  • Manchester United vs Newcastle (5.30pm)
  • Leicester vs Liverpool (8pm)
 

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ooh us vs Spurs should be good for a laugh. A competition of who can make themselves look more foolish.
 

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Amazon fixture times and dates confirmed:


Tuesday 3 December
  • Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth (7.30pm)
  • Burnley vs Manchester City (8.15pm)
Wednesday 4 December
  • Chelsea vs Aston Villa (7.30pm)
  • Leicester vs Watford (7.30pm)
  • Manchester United vs Tottenham (7.30pm)
  • Southampton vs Norwich (7.30pm)
  • Wolves vs West Ham (7.30pm)
  • Liverpool vs Everton (8.15pm)
Thursday 5 December
  • Sheffield United vs Newcastle (7.30pm)
  • Arsenal vs Brighton (8.15pm)
What's up with those kick-off times? Did they do that to try and get more publicity or something?
 

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Aren't those normal times for mid-week games?
They tend to be 7:45pm or 8pm. Unusual to have it as they are stated.

Wish Amazon would just buy the full rights and stream everything.
 

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So we can use the free amazon prime trial to watch these and cancel at the end of the month right?
 

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I dont think games being 'stream only' is the best idea seeing as a lot of the rural UK areas and over in N Ireland/Ireland the broadband speeds and reliability is just not there
 

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They tend to be 7:45pm or 8pm. Unusual to have it as they are stated.

Wish Amazon would just buy the full rights and stream everything.
Prime would then cost what a Sky/BT Sports subscription does.

It is beyond stupid that we don’t have a Premier League subscription service similar to NBA Game Time, how can I live in the country of the league & not be guaranteed the opportunity to watch/rewatch every game a team plays.
 

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Prime would then cost what a Sky/BT Sports subscription does.

It is beyond stupid that we don’t have a Premier League subscription service similar to NBA Game Time, how can I live in the country of the league & not be guaranteed the opportunity to watch/rewatch every game a team plays.
Cause clubs would certainly have a drop in attendances.
 

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I know the boxing day fixtures are very contentious for people going to the games that day, but for someone who just intends to roll out of bed hung over, it looks amazing, 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm & 8pm games :drool::eek:
 

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Prime would then cost what a Sky/BT Sports subscription does.
Not necessarily. Amazon has long been in the business of buying market share and reinvesting any profits to buy yet more. They could quite happily buy up all the rights at a loss just to drive Sky & BT out of the business, then use the monopoly to beat down prices. They do it all the time.
 

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What's up with those kick-off times? Did they do that to try and get more publicity or something?
To increase what people can watch. You can watch the first half of one game then switch to the start of another etc
 

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To increase what people can watch. You can watch the first half of one game then switch to the start of another etc
Yes, would intuitively think that's the idea behind it. Not sure how many people will actually do it though, and it even a few minutes can make a difference for those attending the match in terms of being get there for kick off after work or public transport on the way home. Might be a pointless exercise in the end that will just piss of those who go but we'll see.

The order seems interesting too, the big game or game involving the big team in the late slot. If I was going to watch one half of Crystal Palace v Bournemouth or Sheff Utd v Newcastle (which I wouldn't) I'd probably go for the second half because that's when the result is decided. I'd have thought putting them the other way around would be better so that would be possible after watching the whole of the more glamorous match. The way they've done it you get to watch the unimportant part of the dreary fixture if you try to watch both.
 

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Cause clubs would certainly have a drop in attendances.
I don't think there is a correlation between those 2 things. The NFL has a similar service and I've never heard anything about it affecting attendance.
Match day attendance isn't as important as it once was. The more content you produce, the more touchpoints you can provide digitally (e.g. mobile app, streaming content/programming, etc.) the more you can sell it off...i.e. the more you can monetize. And brands want engagement and engagement opportunities. It's not worth it for brands to just be present on matchdays because matchday attendance is one-off....but you see millions of people using Amazon for everything or at least the potential for everything.
 

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I think for the upcoming season DAZN lost its rights to Sky. Sky charge double, i think. :(
Is this for Germany or Canada? Here in Canada initially, I was a bit weired out but TSN losing the PL to DAZN but I did th trail thing and was pleasantly surprised and now I really like it! They even have a Kodi addon which means I can watch it on my Libreelec setup :) The only thing about DAZN that is missing is post-game chat, once they get that it will be perfect, regardless its still conveniently excellent.
 

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Premier league has to keep the teams in the leagues below happy as well. It’s no dictatorship yet.
As long as there's promotion/relegation, the Championship will be happy-ish. The lower leagues not so much because they feed off scraps. The football system in England is extremely oversaturated, but that's part of the sporting culture in England and I wouldn't change it at all. I understand how important they are as centers for community well-being and consistency.
 

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As long as there's promotion/relegation, the Championship will be happy-ish. The lower leagues not so much because they feed off scraps. The football system in England is extremely oversaturated, but that's part of the sporting culture in England and I wouldn't change it at all. I understand how important they are as centers for community well-being and consistency.
Don’t get me wrong I think it’s crazy that no match going fan living in Great Britain is legally allowed to watch man united or any other team for that matter at 3pm on a Saturday due to these archaic rules and I think many arguments have been put forth to argue against them but nonetheless whilst the rules are it isn’t changing any time soon.
 

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Don’t get me wrong I think it’s crazy that no match going fan living in Great Britain is legally allowed to watch man united or any other team for that matter at 3pm on a Saturday due to these archaic rules and I think many arguments have been put forth to argue against them but nonetheless whilst the rules are it isn’t changing any time soon.
For sure...it's mind-boggling and leaves everyone speechless as to why the rules are still as they are when there are countless real-life examples of inclusive viewing, as much as possible, is always better.