After getting a part of NFL broadcasts, Amazon is now looking to expand its sports offerings with a series of talk shows.
The 12 Hourly Show, scheduled for November 1, will feature hosts including former ESPN anchors Cari Champion, Australian tennis commentator Rennae Stubbs and former Bleacher Report presenter Master Tesfatsion. Embassy Row, led by Jeopardy! executive producer (and co-host of football podcast and TV show Men in Blazers
) The production company ) Michael Davies is working on the lineup.
The goal is to put budding talent in front of the camera with a “positive, uplifting attitude to sports” rather than the argument-based format of big-name players like ESPN and Fox Sports 1, Amazon Marie Donoghue, vice president of global sports video, told The New York Post , which first reported the news.
It could also signal to other sports leagues that Amazon intends to solidify its position in the TV sports business. The tech and retail giant owns the NFL Thursday Night Football franchise for the next ten years, and also owns the WNBA and the National Women’s Soccer League (through its Twitch platform) package USA , tennis and the English Premier League, France’s top football league, a handful of competitions in Ligue 1, and the UEFA Champions League in Italy and Germany.
The next big broadcast rights that could emerge is NASCAR, with its deals with NBC and Fox throughout 12, And the NBA, which is about to renew after the 2024-10 season (ESPN and Warner Bros. Discovery Sports have current rights).
Amazon’s talk show will not feature, at least not at first, from any highlights from the previous day’s game, in favor of Donoghue Said to have “deeper and interesting conversations” about sports and culture.
These shows will be available for free on Prime Video and other Amazon-owned platforms. The daily lineup is as follows (all time ET):
8-10 AM: Bonjour Sports Talk, hosted by Madelyn Burke and Ben Lyons. Replay will be on AM Noon-2 pm: The Cari Champion Show.
4-5 pm: From the desk of Master T, Hosted by Tesfatsion. 5-6 pm: The Power Hour, hosted by Stubbs .6-7 pm: The Greatest Moment Ever (GHOAT), highlighting an hour of the previous show for the current day. 7-8 pm: Backup Schedule by Hana Ostapchuk and Hosted by Jason Spells, featuring clips from the day’s show and more sports and pop culture discussions.
All shows will be in Available on demand after field operation.