You can’t always get to the beach, but Amazon Prime Video is once again bringing the beach – and the 2019 AVP season – to you, regardless of where you are in the world.
For the second year, Amazon Prime Video is AVP’s home for live streaming broadcasts. However, the coverage will be more than a center-court duel this season.
Yes, the stadium will be live and rocking, but we’re packing in more action, streaming play from two outer courts as well. Look for Camryn Irwin, Kevin Barnett and Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medalist, and new addition to the Prime Video team, Dain Blanton sitting in the commentator booth as we broadcast even more great plays for the 2019 season.
More AVP Viewing Features, Streamed.
This isn’t just some straight feed, though. Amazon Prime Video is helping put even more control of what you can watch – and how to watch it – in your hands. Among the new features are live on-demand pause and rewind, plus video on-demand of matches played earlier in the day. On top of that, highlights, interviews, athlete segments and additional content will be available whenever you want to catch the action.
“I can’t wait to be a part of it,” said Blanton, a nine-time winner on the AVP Tour. “I love volleyball, I love promoting volleyball and the AVP has tapped into a partnership with the biggest company in the world that is doing digital delivery, which we all know is the future.”
What does Blanton think of everything we have planned for this season? “The sky’s the limit. It’s exciting for me as a former player, someone who’s been around the sport for a long time, just to get to this type of professional entertainment level capitalizing on digital streaming.”
The streaming coverage of the outer courts will allow viewers to keep pace with how each tournament develops as the players move through the brackets. Not to mention it’s a feature that enables fans to jump around to choose which athletes they want to watch.
“For a fan, it’s awesome, because a fan wants to watch a player they like, their favorite team, and when they’re playing. More coverage and freedom to do so makes it even better,” Blanton said. “I thought Amazon’s first year was amazing with the coverage they were able to provide. The great thing about the company is that they are constantly improving, constantly thinking of what they could do better. That’s exciting for the sport, the players, and the fans.”
Along with joining the Prime Video team, Blanton will continue to be on the broadcast team of veterans Chris Marlowe and Kevin Wong for that coverage. The AVP will continue its partnership with NBC Sports Group.
As you can see, it’s a busy summer that’s heating up, but all fans can pull up a beach chair at home and fit right in with the AVP Tour. Applying sunscreen in your living room is optional 😉