A few days ago, was reported to be going ahead of Netflix in its roll out of its Prime Video streaming service. This was to take place in more than 200 countries. Too many people Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) would perhaps take a break so as to settle into the new move. Apparently, this is not the case. The company is now refocusing on a premium sports package. That is the reason why very soon we shall be reading about Amazon vs. ESPN.
The Wall Street Journal has it that Amazon is well aware of the NFL Sunday Ticket games offered by DirecTV. It is contemplating having something similar given that it was such a boost to the cable competitor. The journal also reveals that the e-commerce is in talks with a broad range of different sports leagues in a push to acquire broadcasting rights.
Amazon vs. ESPN: Don’t miss out on the online giant’s sports ambitions
The Amazon vs. ESPN activity is expected to attract global attention just like global Netflix competitor. Amazon has big dreams. Apart from talking to National Lacrosse League and the World Surf League, it will also be taking part in National Football League, top National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball events. However, there is a challenge in all this. The likes of ESPN, one of the major networks has already locked up basketball, football, and baseball programming. College football teams have also locked up rights with various cable networks. Nonetheless, Amazon is optimistic of finding a deal with an existing network.
The first ever tournament by Amazon Appstore
It seems like Amazon is having too much to offer. Its Appstore has launched an eSports tournament, which will feature 16 of the world’s most famous gaming celebrities in Las Vegas. On December 2, the stars will battle across five favorite casual mobile games for a prize pool of $100,000.
Speaking about the event, which will have live streaming via Amazon’s Twitch division, director of the Amazon Appstore, Aaron Rubenson said, “Competitive video gaming has seen massive growth, and we see tremendous customer value in expanding the tournament experience to include the casual mobile games played by millions of people today.”
However, the one-day event will not phase off the Amazon vs. ESPN drive, which is currently an interest to many people.
Amazon’s stock closed at $780.00 witnessing an increase of $19.84 or 2.61%
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