Amazon Prime Video to livestream WNBA games in India

  •  August 19,2021 ByIndianTelevision Team

Mumbai: Enhancing its portfolio of live sports streaming, Amazon Prime Video and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) on Thursday announced that Prime members in India can live-stream WNBA games during the league’s historic 25th season with the next opportunity to watch in India on 21 August. The move follows a multi-year agreement between Amazon and the WNBA in May this year, giving Prime Video exclusive streaming rights in India to select league games each season of the agreement. 

The WNBA games will mark the first live sports streaming experience for Prime Video viewers in India.

“We are happy to bring the WNBA games to our viewers," said Amazon Prime Video, India spokesperson, Chaitanya Divan. "We are confident that the world-class, friction-free live experience of the WNBA games on Amazon Prime Video will delight the growing base of basketball fans in India.”

Prime members in India will have exclusive access to six games from the second half of the 2021 WNBA season, said the streaming platform in a statement.

The season, which tipped off 5 May, is available with Prime Video streaming its next WNBA game between the New York Liberty and the Seattle Storm on 21 August followed by five other games. For the viewers who have missed out on the previous games, an entire replay will be available on the app in English, it added.

Currently, in its 25th season, the WNBA is a bold, progressive basketball league that stands for the power of women. Featuring 12 teams, the WNBA is a unique sports property that combines competition and entertainment with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and social responsibility. 

“We are pleased to offer WNBA games to our fans in India through Amazon Prime Video,” said NBA India, head of global content and media distribution, Sunny Malik. “The collaboration will provide easy access to the games, expand our visibility and reach in the region and educate fans further about one of the most popular sports leagues in the world.”

Schedule of six games airing on Prime Video during the second half of the 2021 WNBA season:

1. 21 August - New York : Seattle - 4:30 a.m

2. 27 August -  Washington : Dallas - 4:30 a.m

3. 1 September - Minnesota : New York - 5:30 a.m

4. 3 Sepetmeber - Seattle : New York - 7:30 a.m

5. 8 September - Dallas : Connecticut -  5:30 a.m

6. 17 September - Atlanta : Los Angeles - 4:30 a.m