Amazon Prime Video signs three-year soccer streaming deal

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Amazon Prime Video has reached a cope with Seattle Sounders FC to turn out to be the soccer membership’s official streaming accomplice. All regionally televised Main League Soccer Sounders FC video games can be streamed on Prime Video. The membership’s regional broadcast space contains all of Washington state. 

The settlement is for 3 years, starting with the Aug. 26 match between Sounders FC and LA Galaxy by means of the 2022 MLS season. There may also be Sounders FC membership content material on Prime TV, together with archived regional matches, highlights, interviews with gamers and press conferences.

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“After I take into consideration our hometown, few manufacturers are as carefully related to Seattle’s sense of innovation and ingenuity as Amazon,” mentioned Adrian Hanauer, Sounders FC proprietor. “We’re now capable of convey our followers Sounders FC matches on the world’s premier video streaming service by means of an organization that’s synonymous with our metropolis’s tradition.”

The 2020 MLS season resumes this weekend following a postponement because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deal builds on Amazon’s sports streaming ambitions, which already included some NFL games in addition to plans to stream Yankees games all through 2020, which have been then cancelled because of the coronavirus.

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