Amazon has struck a deal to make the NBA League Pass package available through Amazon’s Prime Video Channels.
The move adds more sports to Amazon’s roster, which already includes streaming NFL Thursday.
Amazon is also reportedly interested in acquiring a stake in the YES Network. The regional sports channels, which shows Yankees baseball games in the New York market, is being sold by the Walt Disney Co. in order to gain regulatory approval for its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, the network’s current owner.
NBA League Pass gives basketball fans access to hundreds of live regular-season out-of-market games on a variety of devices including Amazon’s Fire TV. NBA League Pass will work seamlessly in Prime Video without downloading additional apps or creating new passwords.
Prime subscriber who stream NBA League Pass on Fire TV devices will be able to get statistics and other player information using Prime’s X-Ray feature.
Amazon Prime Channels is charging $28.99 a month for NBA League Pass or $169 for a season. A free trial is available to Prime subscribers that runs now through Dec. 20.
Broadcasting & Cable Newsletter
The smarter way to stay on top of broadcasting and cable industry. Sign up below
Jon has been business editor of Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He focuses on revenue-generating activities, including advertising and distribution, as well as executive intrigue and merger and acquisition activity. Just about any story is fair game, if a dollar sign can make its way into the article. Before B+C, Jon covered the industry for TVWeek, Cable World, Electronic Media, Advertising Age and The New York Post. A native New Yorker, Jon is hiding in plain sight in the suburbs of Chicago.