In a statement released on Tuesday, Amazon, a broadcaster of football matches in Europe with its Prime Video service, assures that it is not involved in discussions concerning the Super League. The American giant also indicates that it disapproves of this project.
Amazon keeps its distance. Already broadcaster of Premier League matches in England and Champions League matches in Italy and Germany, the American giant assures in a press release that it has no connection with the Super League. “We were not involved in any discussion,” said the company on Tuesday, which broadcasts its competitions on its Prime Video service.
The firm headed by Jeff Bezos takes the opportunity to side with the critics of the project: “Amazon Prime Video understands and shares the concerns of supporters about the Super League. We think the dramaturgy and beauty of European football comes in part the possibility for any club to succeed thanks to its performances on the pitch “.
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Which broadcasters for the Super League?
Prior to Amazon, UK channels Sky Sports and BT Sport provided support for UEFA and the national championships. “We have not taken part in any discussions around the Super League,” Sky said in a statement released on Monday. BT said for his part “believes that the formation of a Super League could damage the health of football in this country in the long term”.
These press releases remind us that the big question for the coming months for the Super League, if it sees the light of day, is based on the identity of the future broadcasters and the amount promised by them. For the time being, no retransmission agreement has been mentioned by the organization, nor any date for a possible future call for tenders.
The DAZN streaming platform, present in Germany and Italy in particular, was mentioned by the Italian daily Corriere dello Sport as being interested. But she told AFP that “neither DAZN nor [son propriétaire] Len Blavatnik are not in any way engaged or interested in entering into discussions regarding the launch of a Super League. “