LOS ANGELES – (Staff Report from Official News Release) – The Association of Volleyball Professionals announced a new deal that provides Amazon Prime Video with worldwide distribution rights to cover the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour – the professional volleyball organization that produces tournaments from May to September annually. The deal excludes broadcast rights for China.
Beginning with the 2018 AVP Pro Tour Season, Prime Video will deliver live coverage of Main Draw matches from each tour stop through 2020. Prime Video will stream the men’s and women’s finals to viewers outside of the U.S., and one final match per event to Prime members in the U.S. In addition to live AVP coverage, Prime members will have on-demand access to completed matches, including all finals, highlights and additional content.
Prime members in more than 200 countries and territories will be able to watch live and on-demand AVP content across more than 600 devices on the Prime Video app for TVs, game consoles, set top boxes and connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV, mobile devices and online.
The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour is home to the top beach volleyball players in the USA and has included stars of the past and present including Olympians Phil Dalhausser, Todd Rogers, Misty May-Treanor, April Ross, Lauren Fendrick, Jake Gibb, Karch Kiraly and many more.
“We are thrilled to team up with Amazon Prime Video on this revolutionary streaming deal – the first of its kind in our sport’s history,” said Donald Sun, managing partner, AVP. “As the media landscape continues to expand towards the digital space, the AVP is proud to join forces with Amazon in offering sports fans the opportunity to watch the best in beach volleyball throughout the season.”
“Our goal is to deliver compelling content to Prime members and give them options to watch when, where and how they prefer,” said Jim DeLorenzo, Head of Sports, Amazon Video. “We are thrilled to partner with the AVP and excited to bring live pro beach volleyball to our customers around the world.”