In a welcome move, Amazon Prime might introduce all-women commentary line-ups for their Premier League coverage. They plan to take the step after the idea turned up to be a massive success in NFL shows.
The streaming site created quite a stir when they appointed two women in the broadcast team for its weekly live NFL show. And the initiative turned up to be a big success. Now, with only a year left until Amazon starts broadcasting Premier League Football, the team wants to repeat the same model.
Amazon has won the right to 20 top-flight fixtures a season from 2019. While Speaking at the Leaders Sport Business Summit, Alex Green, Amazon Prime Video’s managing director, said, “As part of the Thursday night football coverage we take the core Fox feed with their own commentary team, but we decided to offer viewers an alternative commentary team with an all-female commentary team, Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer, very well-respected NFL journalists in the US.”
Green further said, “That has proved really popular, it has gone down very well and people have really appreciated having the choice,” reported Dailymail.
It’s the first time that a full round of Premier League matches will be broadcast live in the UK by Amazon and as Green accepted, it would be a ‘big test’.