Known today as “The Voice of Volleyball” Kevin first became a part of the sport in junior-college before transferring and becoming an All American at Pepperdine University. Joining the US National Team in 1997, Kevin earned MVP honors twice and was selected to the 2000 and 2004 Olympic rosters during his nine-year career.
After retiring in 2006, Kevin transitioned into the broadcast booth, beginning with the 2007 World League. NBC hired him as an analyst for all Indoor volleyball during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He has kept the same role through the 2012 London Olympics as well as the 2016 Rio Games.
Kevin is one of the few former athletes who has made the jump to professional sportscaster. He is now a host and play by play across a variety of networks and sports. Calling basketball, volleyball and a variety of racing for the Pac-12 Network, Fox Networks and other national and international broadcast entities. Additionally, he is in the ninth season of The Net Live Podcast, featuring interviews and analysis across more than 400 episodes.
He resides in Redondo Beach with his wife Arian, sons Rees and Max.
Kelli Tennant grew up in Temecula, California and was a prep volleyball star and high school First Team All-America selection. She went on to The University of Southern California to major in Public Relations and play volleyball for the Women of Troy. She captained her team to the Final Four in 2007. After graduation, she pursued her childhood dream of television, working in sports and entertainment for Fox Sports, ESPN, E! Entertainment and the Pac 12 Networks.
Kelli was most recently a host and reporter for Spectrum Sportsnet and Sportsnet LA covering the Lakers, Dodgers, Galaxy, and Sparks. She is also the author of “The Transition: Every Athlete’s Guide to Life After Sports,” which she wrote to aid fellow athletes in their own journeys. Kelli is focused heavily on health and wellness and women’s empowerment and education. She is also deeply passionate about inspiring women to live their most authentic lives.
This three-year, global deal will bring the AVP, the athletes and our sport to over 100 million Amazon Prime members each and every tournament, expanding our fan base and inspiring people across the world to become a beach volleyball fan.
Although live match coverage will no longer be available for free on AVP.com, all Amazon Prime members will have a better viewing experience that gives more than just the matches. This new viewing experience will give fans the access they deserve and give athletes the spotlight they have earned.
The Amazon Prime Video experience for each tournament will give our fans:
– live match coverage
– expert commentary and analysis from legends of the game
– exclusive on-court interviews with AVP pros and coaches
– in-event shows with post-match commentary and discussions
– behind-the-scenes video and exclusive content
It’s time beach volleyball got the recognition and discussion it deserves, and Amazon Prime is making that happen!
Watching AVP on Amazon Prime Video is simple and all it requires is that you are an Amazon Prime member. You can watch on your mobile device, desktop or connected TV device here.
For your connected TV, please download the FREE Amazon Prime Video app, open the app and simply search “AVP” in the search bar.
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2018 season with Amazon Prime Video!
Austin Open: May 18-20
AVP Gold Series, NYC Open: June 8-10
Seattle Open: June 22-24
San Francisco Open: July 6-8
Hermosa Beach Open: July 27-29
AVP Gold Series, Manhattan Beach Open: August 17-19
AVP Gold Series, Championships in Chicago: August 31-September 2