AVP Partners with Amazon Prime Video to Deliver Global Coverage of AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour


Prime Video to Stream Live AVP Matches Beginning with 2018 Pro Tour Season


The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) has announced a partnership that provides Amazon Prime Video worldwide distribution rights, excluding China, to the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour – the premiere professional volleyball organization that produces tournaments across the country from May to September annually.

Beginning with the 2018 AVP Pro Tour Season, Prime Video will deliver live coverage of Main Draw matches from each tour stop through 2020. Prime Video will stream the men’s and women’s finals to viewers outside of the U.S., and one final match per event to Prime members in the U.S. In addition to live AVP coverage, Prime members will have on-demand access to completed matches, including all finals, highlights and additional content.

Prime members in more than 200 countries and territories will be able to watch live and on-demand AVP content across more than 600 devices on the Prime Video app for TVs, game consoles, set top boxes and connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV, mobile devices and online.

The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour is home to the top beach volleyball players in the country and has included stars of the past and present including Olympians Phil Dalhausser, Todd Rogers, Misty May-Treanor, April Ross, Lauren Fendrick, Jake Gibb, Karch Kiraly and many more.

“We are thrilled to team up with Amazon Prime Video on this revolutionary streaming deal – the first of its kind in our sport’s history,” said Donald Sun, managing partner, AVP. “As the media landscape continues to expand towards the digital space, the AVP is proud to join forces with Amazon in offering sports fans the opportunity to watch the best in beach volleyball throughout the season.”

“Our goal is to deliver compelling content to Prime members and give them options to watch when, where and how they prefer,” said Jim DeLorenzo, Head of Sports, Amazon Video. “We are thrilled to partner with the AVP and excited to bring live pro beach volleyball to our customers around the world.”

For more information about AVP and the complete 2018 Pro Tour schedule, visit here.


About Amazon Video
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In addition to Prime Video, the Prime membership includes unlimited fast free shipping options across all categories available on Amazon, more than two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations with Prime Music, secure photo storage with Prime Photos, unlimited reading with Prime Reading, unlimited access to a digital audiobook catalogue with Audible Channels for Prime, a rotating selection of free digital games and in-game loot with Twitch Prime, early access to select Lightning Deals, exclusive access and discounts to select items, and more. Sign-up for Prime and find out more here.

Media Contacts:
Crystal Yang Edwards, AVP, crystal@makewavescommunications.com, 310-940-2228
Brian Potter, Amazon, brpott@amazon.com, 301-219-4885

Category: AVP News

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