Amazon is known for its left-field maneuvers as a company, but the announcement earlier this year that it would stream NFL games this upcoming season was particularly surprising. But for the NFL, the two companies have more in common than spectators might think. At the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit in Seattle, NFL chief operating officer Tod Leiweke said both companies shared a common focus on their customer base, Geekwire reported. "It's been fun for us to talk to the Amazon guys," Leiweke said. "They are just amazing at what they do and how they do it and you talk about breaking trail and changing the world and really thinking about the world in such abstract and different ways, but they are focused as we think we are on the end user."
While Amazon's list of new movies and TV shows for August isn't as long as usual, there are definitely some big hitters on there. Starting with Amazon's home-grown Original content, Amazon Prime subscribers can expect four new TV shows and one movie. This stars Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo and Joel Edgerton in a dark comedy/action film about a businessman who crosses the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal. Available on August 17, Gringo will be available in both HDR and 4K. Deadpool 2 is arriving on Amazon Video in August 2018.Photo: Deadpool 2, 20th Century Fox The highlight of the new Amazon Original TV shows is Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
Amazon Video has revealed that it is going to be adding more than 100 new films and TV shows to its streaming platform in June. These will include five new'Amazon Original' TV series, a new Amazon Original film, and a typically eclectic mix of recent and vintage movies. The new original series kick off on June 1st with All Or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks. As its name suggests, this show - which will appear in 4K and HDR - follows the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team throughout its 2017 season, giving you a glimpse behind the scenes at what goes into putting together a world-beating sports team. Also available from June 1st will be Amazon Original movie Wonder Wheel, a'dramatic tale of passion, violence and betrayal' set amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s.
Tech retail giant Amazon have announced a significant move in their sports coverage ambitions by acquiring the rights to this year's US Open. Viewers in the UK and Ireland will only be able to view the New York fortnight via Amazon's Prime Video channel. In recent decades the event has been broadcast either by Sky or Eurosport. The five-year deal for the US Grand Slam, worth an estimated £30million, shows how the company is using tennis to explore the whole area of broadcasting sport. Next year they are committed to showing the whole of the ATP Tour in place of Sky, and already this season they are trialling their coverage at the Fever Tree Championships at Queen's Club and the Eastbourne grass event, plus the NextGen Under-21 finals in Milan.
It's been just over a month since Hearties had to say a tearful goodbye to Daniel Lissing's Mountie Jack Thornton on Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart." If you're still having a little trouble with his departure and are going through Lissing withdrawals, we have just the cure. To keep the symptoms at bay until the actor releases a new project, check out Lissing in one of his past movies, shows or film shorts. If you're in the mood for a sweet, holiday-themed rom-com, this is a great option. Plus, it'll get you ready for when Lissing's hopefully in another Hallmark movie.