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Amazon Video soon could bring sports events to your TV

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written by Alejandro September 11, 2016

You might soon be able to ditch your cable connection completely. At least, if you care about sports events and use Amazon Fire TV. Amazon is looking to secure rights for several sports, from rugby to tennis. This might make users more likely to switch completely to their service, since some users care about having access to the latest sports events. However, starting Amazon Video sports broadcasts might not be easy for the media giant. [Read: 10 best Kodi sports addons in 2015 for your HTPC]

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Amazon Video could soon bring sports to your TV and let you ditch cable completely.

What might make difficult getting Amazon Video Sports?

Basically, sports are the last line of survival for most cable companies and TV stations. Securing the rights to broadcast these events might be difficult, specially for the most popular events, like the NFL (which you can watch with Kodi if you use one of the 10 best Kodi addons to watch NFL games). This doesn't mean Amazon Video sports can't come into play with other sports events at first. Perhaps lesser known events, but surely the first steps in the cordcutting battle for sports.

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Companies like Netflix have declined entering into the sports broadcasting world. In the case of Netflix, they argue sports are live broadcasts, and this would conflict with the on-demand nature of the service. Amazon Video doesn't seem to care, though, and they are already thinking on how to price their sports options. There could even be an all-sports bundle if they manage to secure enough rights. We will have to wait and see what amazing options will Amazon Video sports bring. We have to remember you can now purchase an Amazon Video monthly subscription and stream Amazon Video content via Twitch, so perhaps the future will be interesting and combine some of these options or new ones into an attractive product.

Via: Bloomberg

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Mike September 13, 2016 - 10:04 am

No desire to watch the National Felon’s League but if anyone offered a fully inclusive Motor Sports package which included INDY Car, Formula 1, NASCAR, I’d drop cable in a heart beat.

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