In what could be a huge boon for cord-cutting sports fans, the Wall Street Journal today reported that Amazon is apparently in talks with the NFL, NBA and MLB to stream live sports to it’s Amazon Prime customers.
Amazon explores premium sports package, has had talks for live game rights with NBA, MLB, NFL, MLS, others https://t.co/d8xUIEFyka
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) November 21, 2016
Last season, Yahoo! was the first tech giant to stream an NFL game live all around the world for free. This season, Twitter has the streaming rights to all Thursday Night football games.
It’s also been reported that it has also met with other smaller leagues, such as Major League Soccer (MLS), Major League Lacrosse, and the ACC about obtaining the rights to stream their games live.
Amazon Prime today offers streaming to thousands of TV shows, movies, and other original programming to go along with it’s free 2-day shipping on Amazon products. This would be it’s first foray into sports.