Amazon Prime targets Gallagher Premiership after Autumn Nations Cup success

Amazon Prime Video made their rugby broadcasting debut in the Autumn Nations Cup
Amazon Prime Video made their rugby broadcasting debut in the Autumn Nations Cup
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Amazon Prime are now aiming for Premiership Rugby broadcasting rights following their successful stint in the Autumn Nations Cup.

The decision follows after BT Sport's £40m-per-year deal deal with England's top tier competition is set to expire at the end of 2020/21 season and the entry of Amazon Prime could heat up the competition with the Premiership Rugby considering various options from full to partial packages.

London Irish owner Mick Crossan confirmed the news to the Mail on Sunday

"There’s been two or three hats thrown into the ring and Amazon has been one of them," he said to the Mail.

“The product of Premiership Rugby is the best league in the world. It’s what people want to see, because any club can beat any club.”

According to the report, Premiership Rugby chief executive is expected to close on the new broadcasting deal in the coming months.

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