There is yet another way to watch the UFC’s pay-per-view events.
Commerce giant Amazon announced a new deal with the UFC Wednesday morning. Its streaming service, Amazon Prime Video, will provide all future UFC pay-per-view cards for the regular $64.99 price tag starting this Saturday with UFC 222.
“Amazon customers now have a convenient and flexible option to watch UFC’s premier events in their living room or on their mobile device or computer,” a press release read.
An Amazon Prime membership is not required to watch UFC cards on Amazon Prime Video. UFC 222, headlined by Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya for the women’s featherweight title, is available for pre-order here starting Wednesday.
Amazon adding UFC to its streaming service is an interesting move, considering the fact that the UFC’s television deal with FOX expires at the end of 2018. Negotiations for a new deal have begun, and one of the candidates to obtain either full or partial TV rights of the UFC is Amazon — which would revolutionize how UFC fans consume live events.
Amazon offers other live programming on Amazon Prime Video, including other live sports — NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” for the 2017 season. It is reportedly in talks to sign on for the 2018 season, too.
Per Variety.com, “this year, Prime Video will also deliver live and on-demand coverage of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and the Next Gen ATP Finals to subscribers in more than 200 countries and territories.”
For more analysis on the deal, check out Recode.
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