Today, Prime Video announced the launch of Sports Talk, a new, original sports-talk programming block, airing live Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. EDT exclusively on Prime Video. Starting today, Prime Video customers in the U.S. can access Sports Talk any where Prime Video is available to stream without needing a Prime membership.
Sports Talk complements the thousands of live sports events Prime members can already watch each year on Prime Video, including Thursday Night Football and the premium sports channels that Prime members can purchase for an incremental fee, such as NBA League Pass, MLB.TV, and NBA TV. Sports Talk will also be available as a free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel on Amazon Freevee and via Amazon’s new live radio app, Amp, where fans can catch audio from the shows in real time.
In partnership with production company Embassy Row, the programming block will serve as an “always on” sports destination for customers. The programming slate features seven new, daily shows from marquee sports personalities: Bonjour Sports Talk, a multi-hosted panel show featuring Madelyn Burke, Ben Lyons, and a rotating weekly guest host; The Cari Champion Show, with host Cari Champion; Game Breakers, with hosts Eitan Levine and Drexton Clemons; From the Desk Of Master T, with host Master Tesfatsion; The Power Hour, with host Rennae Stubbs; The Greatest Hour of All Time, a re-airing of the best hour of programming from the day; and The Backup Plan, with hosts Hana Ostapchuk and Jason Spells. The full 12-hour programming block will be re-aired daily from 8 p.m.-8 a.m. EDT, with episodes from the previous week also airing throughout the weekend.
The daily programming block, with corresponding hosts, includes:
Bonjour Sports Talk
Each morning, the Bonjour Sports Talk panel will deliver a positive, passionate and agenda-setting narrative, supported by a news desk that provides up to the minute storylines from across the sports landscape and around the globe. The show will explore the most compelling daily stories from across the entire global sports landscape, widening the net for compelling conversation, access and analysis.
Hours: 8-10 a.m. EDT (re-airs at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT)
Host(s): Madelyn Burke, Ben Lyons, and a rotating weekly guest host
Set: New York City (in-studio)
The Cari Champion Show
The Cari Champion Show is a crossover show for any sports and culture fan. Cari Champion gives fans an unfiltered and straightforward look at sports and the role they play in our daily lives. The Cari Champion Show allows viewers to feel like they’re joining in on friends’ conversations about the latest news, while still encouraging them to learn more about the topics from a direct and in touch perspective.
Hours: 12-2 p.m. EDT
Host: Cari Champion
Set: Los Angeles (in-studio)
Eitan Levine and Drexton Clemons are a comedic duo, whose jokes and insights never fail to take their audience on a refreshingly unpredictable and informative journey. As New York based writers and comedians, the two friends will offer fans a unique perspective of the world of sports sports and their natural intersection with music, culture, New York life, trends & more.
Hours: 2-4 p.m. EDT
Host(s): Eitan Levine, Drexton Clemons
Set: New York City (in-studio)
From the Desk of Master T
From the Desk of Master T will feature Master Tesfatsion’s youthfully refreshing take on sports and culture, and his innate ability to connect with athlete’s stories. Master allows athletes to express themselves by bringing a level of comfort to the table that pushes media-trained athletes beyond their textbook answers.
HOST: Master Tesfatsion
HOURS: 4-5 p.m. EDT
The Power Hour
The Power Hour, with host Rennae Stubbs, will showcase Rennae’s enthusiasm, her expert knowledge, and highlight her love for the cultural aspects of professional sport. Rennae’s vast experience gives her the ability to connect with athletes and her audience in a way that’s deeper than the game. She asks the tough questions, but stays intuitive and charismatic.
HOST: Rennae Stubbs
HOURS: 5-6 p.m. EDT
SET: New York City (in-studio)
The Greatest Hour of All Time
Did you get stuck in the office? Busy running errands and missed your favorite Sports Talk show? Don’t worry, The Greatest Hour of All Time (GHOAT) hits you with the best hour of programming from the day so you don’t miss a thing.
HOURS: 6-7 p.m. EDT
The Backup Plan
The Backup Plan will play the best moments from the full slate of Sports Talk’s daily programs. With a casual late-show setting, it’s just two colleagues making sure you’re covered on the need-to-know headlines and the sports stories that crossover into pop culture. As the only “evening show” on the slate, these hosts keep it light and comedic, while highlighting every moment from the daily roster to make sure the audience is fully in-the know.
HOST(S): Hana Ostapchuk, Jason Spells
HOURS: 7-8 p.m. EDT
SET: New York City (in-studio)
Sports Talk will be available to stream on Prime Video, as a FAST channel on Freevee, and via Amazon’s new live radio app, Amp, where fans can catch audio from the show in real time, live Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. EDT beginning November 1, with re-airings of the day’s programming available from 8 p.m.-8 a.m. EDT each day.
About Prime Video Sports
Prime Video supports a growing lineup of live sports globally, including Thursday Night Football, the WNBA, the Seattle Storm, the New York Yankees, Seattle Sounders FC, and Overtime Elite in the United States; ONE Championship in the United States and Canada; Premier League in the United Kingdom; US Open Tennis, ATP, and WTA in the United Kingdom and Ireland; UEFA Champions League football in Germany and Italy; Roland-Garros and Ligue 1 in France; Australian Swimming globally; New Zealand Cricket in India; and NBA in Brazil.
While availability varies by marketplace, fans can also subscribe to streaming services such as Eurosport, FOX Sports (Mexico), LaLigaTV, MLB.TV, NBA League Pass, NBA TV, and Premiere FC (Brazil) through Prime Video Channels.
This is in addition to a selection of Amazon Original All or Nothing sports docuseries including All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, All or Nothing: Juventus, All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs, and All or Nothing seasons with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as the NCAA’s Michigan Wolverines football team.
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About Embassy Row
Part of Sony Pictures Television, Embassy Row is a television and digital production company, founded by Michael Davies. ER is dedicated to the development and acquisition of original non-scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms in the U.S. and abroad. The bi-coastal company specializes in several genres including talk, games, competition, comedy, factual, food and sports. A pioneer in the areas of brand and social media integration, Embassy Row boasts a portfolio of popular and buzz-worthy series including Emmy nominated and Critics’ Choice winning Watch What Happens Live for Bravo; Emmy Award winning Good Morning Football for NFL Network; Emmy and Critics’ Choice nominated The Talking Dead for AMC; Primetime Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for ABC; Cutthroat Kitchen for Food Network; as well as Jerry Seinfeld’s Emmy and Critics’ Choice nominated Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee and Emmy nominated comedy special, Jerry Before Seinfeld for Netflix.