Amazon are breaking into the live sport broadcasting market, with the online streaming service set to broadcast 20 Premier League matches in the month of December.
They will show ten games across December 3rd, 4th, and 5th, with standout fixtures including Liverpool v Everton and Manchester United v Spurs. They will also broadcast the full slate of games on St Stephen's day, which include Leicester City v Liverpool and Wolves v Manchester City.
These games will be broadcast exclusively on their online streaming service Amazon Prime.
— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) October 17, 2019
With the first set of game just over a month away, Amazon have now announced their punditry and commentary teams. It features plenty of big names.
Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry are the headliners, with the likes of Michael Owen, Jermaine Jenas, Peter Crouch, Harry Redknapp, Alex Scott, and Peter Schmeichel also set to feature.
Some well-known commentators will call the matches, with Clive Tyldesley, Jon Champion and Guy Mowbray set to feature. They will be joined in co-commentary by Glenn Hoddle, Kevin Kilbane, Andy Townsend, Sue Smith, and Ally McCoist.
The American company have long hoped to break into the sports broadcasting world on this side of the Atlantic, having shown live NFL games over the past few years, as well as this year's US Open.
In 2018, they signed a deal to show 20 Premier League games per season for the next three seasons, with this being the first year of the deal. Should it prove to be a successful venture for Amazon and the league, you can expect that number to increase in the coming years.
Other streaming services have gone into similar ventures in recent times, with Facebook agreeing a deal to broadcast live MLB games.