Amazon Prime Video India will livestream Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) games in India, Amazon Prime Video and WNBA announced Thursday.
Following the acquisition of New Zealand Cricket rights, Prime Video India expands live global sports showcase with WNBA’s 25th season.
This move follows a multi-year agreement between Amazon and the WNBA in May 2021 that gives Prime Video exclusive streaming rights in India to select league matches each season of the agreement.
The deal marked Prime Video’s first acquisition of exclusive streaming rights in India for a professional sports league for women.
Prime members of India can live-stream WNBA matches during the league’s 25th season with the next opportunity to watch in India on August 21, 2021. They will have exclusive access to six matches from the second half of the 2021 WNBA season , which tipped- 5 May 2021.
In India, members can stream the next WNBA game between New York Liberty and Seattle Storm on August 21 at. 4:30 IST followed by five other matches ending with the match between Atlanta and Los Angeles on September 17th. For viewers who have missed the previous games, a full replay will be available on the app in English.
Chaitanya Divan, spokeswoman for Amazon Prime Video India, said: “We are excited to bring WNBA games to our viewers. We are confident that the live experience of WNBA games on Amazon Prime Video in world class without friction will delight the growing base of basketball fans in India. ”
“We are excited to offer WNBA games to our fans in India through Amazon Prime Video,” said Sunny Malik, Head of Global Content and Media Distribution, NBA India.
“The collaboration will provide easy access to the games, expand our visibility and reach in the region and further educate fans about one of the most popular sports leagues in the world,” Malik added.
Prime members can watch WNBA on the Prime Video app for smart TV, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc. Prime Video is available in India at no extra cost with Prime membership for only DKK 999 annually.
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