After Prime Video, Prime Photos and Prime Music, here is Prime Video Ligue 1. From August 1 and on the occasion of the Champions Trophy, Amazon will launch this new service, reserved only for its Amazon Prime subscribers. It will be sold in addition at a price of € 12.99 per month. We tell you all about it.
After the Professional Football League tender which took place on June 11, 2021, Amazon bought 80% of Ligue 1. As a result, Jeff Bezos’ company announced that it will market its channel. Prime Video Connect 1 from August 1, 2021, at a rate of € 12.99 per month.
To access it, you must already have a subscription to the Amazon Prime service. A paid subscription that offers 24-hour delivery to the e-commerce site, as well as video streaming with Amazon Prime Video.
Prices, subscription, matches, we’ll tell you all about Amazon Prime Video Connect 1.
Amazon Prime Video Ligue 1: all you need to know about the new channel
The Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 television rights were the subject of a fierce battle in June 2021. And as surprising as it may seem, this is the company Amazon which pocketed all the broadcasting rights for the two championships, for a total amount of 250 million euros.
« We are extremely happy to start this partnership with the Professional Football League and to stream the best of Ligue 1 on Prime Video »Commented Frédéric Duval to AFP, the general manager of Amazon France.
After showing the Champions League in Italy on Prime Video, Amazon has therefore become the main broadcaster of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in France, making a real snub to BeIN Sports or Canal +. The company is thus gradually becoming essential for the broadcasting of French sporting events, since Jeff Bezos’ company has been offering all Roland-Garros matches for two years now.
For the comments, Amazon hired four journalists well known to football fans: Marina Lorenzo, Smaïl Bouabdellah, Thibault Le Rol and Julien Brun. The Prime Video Ligue 1 channel will be launched on August 1, 2021 on the occasion of the Lille-PSG Champions Trophy which will take place in Israel, in Tel Aviv.
Finally, be aware that Prime Video Ligue 1 customers can watch up to three different matches simultaneously with the same Amazon account and can watch the same game on two different devices at the same time, according to Amazon.
Amazon Prime Video Ligue 1: what price?
To have access to Amazon Prime Video Ligue 1, you will have to pay two separate subscriptions.
First, you must be in possession of an Amazon Prime subscription. This is a paid subscription program from Amazon that gives its users access to additional services otherwise unavailable. Services include priority one-business-day delivery on nearly 2 million items, music streaming service (Amazon Music Prime) and video-on-demand service (Prime Video).
- Amazon Prime costs € 5.99 per month or € 49 per year
- Amazon Prime Student costs 24 € per year if you are a student
Second, Amazon Prime Video Ligue 1 costs an additional € 12.99 per month, in addition to the Amazon Prime service. In other words, the monthly cost for this new service is 18,98 €. Watching the entire Ligue 1 season will cost in total the sum of € 189.80, with a monthly subscription to Prime.
« It is the right price, cheaper than that which was practiced before and more flexible. Prime Video is always non-binding and many devices are compatible »Alex Green told franceinfo, the big boss of sports at Amazon.
Amazon Prime Video Ligue 1: which matches?
Prime Video Connect 1 will retransmit eight matches per day, including the Sunday night game. Usually set at 9 p.m. the kick-off will now be given at 8:45 p.m., by Amazon request, including the top ten posters.
The first match (the Lille-PSG Champions Trophy) broadcast on August 1, 2021 will be accessible free of charge for all Prime subscribers, just like the Sunday evening program which will launch the poster broadcast on the channel each week.