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The Best Sports Streaming Services

It wasn’t so long ago that watching sport required us to be in front of a TV, at home, a sports bar, or somewhere similar. We had to plan our day around the game, as it was only possible to watch it when the TV network broadcast it. That’s, of course, if they broadcast it at all, as networks may not always have the rights to do so. 
 
Nowadays, we have access to a plethora of streaming services, including many that cater for sports games. Here’s some of the best.
 
NFL
If you want the flexibility to watch NFL games without being tied to your TV, then there are several streaming options depending on where you are and when you want to watch. For those inside the US, Amazon Prime offers streaming for most Thursday night games, where you will be able to watch SuperBowl LIII winners the New England Patriots, while CBS All Access offers viewers all Sunday AFC games. This latter option is great for fans of AFC North favourites Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, who can watch these games for $6 per month.
 
Coverage is somewhat patchy across these and other streaming services, so the best way to get access to all games is to purchase an NFL Game Pass subscription. For those outside of North America, all games are available for live streaming, while those in the US and Canada will have to wait for their live TV broadcast to end. NFL Game Pass provides on demand access to past games to all customers, regardless of their location.
 
Formula 1
Formula 1 has traditionally had great TV coverage in some countries, but fans in some others have not been so lucky. To plug the gap, Formula 1 has launched its own streaming service called F1 TV Pro. In the countries where it is available, fans can stream all sessions live for $79.99 per season, as well as have access to replays, highlights and historic races. Fans that don’t want to pay can watch 5-minute highlight videos on YouTube. 
 
Amazon Prime
Aside from a select number of NFL games, Amazon Prime Video has begun purchasing the broadcast rights for several other sports. It will be the first streaming company to begin showing English Premier League games in December 2019. For tennis fans, Amazon has also been broadcasting numerous ATP tournaments live, while fans of golf are able to watch most PGA Tour events live. Prime also features many sports documentaries, covering just about every major sport you can think of.
 
While broadcasting rights for sport can be a complicated business, it seems that streaming services are beginning to step on the toes of traditional TV networks. Whether it is third party services like Amazon Prime, or the sport’s own service like F1 TV Pro or NFL Game Pass, it seems these are the future of watching sport.

AMAZON’S THE GRAND TOUR

Has a show or movie ever energized you to seek adventure beyond the screen? The Grand Tour, a Prime Original that follows three intrepid former car journalists on their high speed escapades around the world, has attracted fans ready to hit the road for their own adrenaline fueled adventures. Amazon uncovered a few fun facts about Prime members who have streamed The Grand Tour, and we’re spreading the word on where to get inspiration for your next trip to the great outdoors. These trends were obtained by comparing the purchase behavior of a sample of 100K Grand Tour viewers on Amazon to that of 100K Non-Grand Tour viewers.

Amazon learned Grand Tour viewers are more likely to seek extreme outdoor hobbies and live in areas known for adventure in the great outdoors than those Prime members who haven’t streamed the show yet. In 2017, Grand Tour viewers spent 24% more in Amazon’s Sports & Outdoor store than an average non-Grand Tour viewer. And these Grand Tour viewers are not just novices of the outdoors; they purchased more brands for top outdoor athletes and serious outdoor enthusiasts including GoPro, Black Diamond, Osprey, Patagonia and Thule than did non-Grand Tour viewers. The largest percentage differences in spend on outdoor equipment between Grand Tour viewers and non-Grand Tour viewers were on cycling gear (53%), rock climbing gear (45%) and skiing and snowboarding gear (44%).

It is no surprise Grand Tour viewers in the US are living in places that are known as gateways to adventure. Washington – home of Mt. Rainier, Olympic National Park and neighbor to the Pacific Ocean, andColorado – land of the Rocky Mountains and Mesa Verde National Park, had the highest number of Grand Tour season two viewers per capita in the US. These states have an abundance of activities for those seeking an outdoor and adventurous lifestyle.

Grand Tour viewers are more likely to drive cars that are compact and adventure-ready and steer clear of the family cars. When purchasing automobile parts in Amazon’s Automotive store, customers can add information about their current car to the Amazon Garage for shopping parts and accessories designed specifically for that vehicle. The Subaru Impreza was the top car model that was more likely to be added to a Grand Tour viewer’s garage than a Non-Grand Tour viewer’s in 2017.

If you have been looking for motivation to dust off your bike, climb a new route, wax your skis or take the family camping, check out The Grand Tour for some adventure inspiration and see you in the great outdoors!

Amazon Echo Look at NYFW with Prabal Gurung and Bella Hadid

Fashion Week went well! Below are photos from a first of its kind partnership between Prabal Gurung and Amazon Echo Look. On Sunday, they used Echo Look to create a digital version of the look book for Prabal’s (incredible) Fall 2018 collection. Enclosed you can see the images the device took of Bella Hadid along with several other models, as well as an image of Prabal being interviewed by E! – note that these have not been retouched, enhanced or otherwise altered. This partnership is an incredible example of the growing overlap between fashion and technology.

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Red Bull Bulletin x Jean-Claude

Jean-Claude is the Real Damme Deal (Article Courtesy Of The Red Bulletin)

The legendary action star returns with a new secret weapon: comedy. We talk to the Muscles from Brussels about his new show on Amazon and why he’s ready to crush your funny bone.

With the help of stunt performers and green screens, these days it feels like almost any actor can slap on some tights and become a superhero in a big-budget studio film. All he needs is an easy-to-pronounce first name — like Chris — and a trainer to transform his flab into six-pack abs for that token shirtless scene. But before capes and CGI ruled the box office, there were action stars like Jean-Claude Van Damme.

During the early 1990s, Van Damme, with his trademark roundhouse kicks and acrobatic splits, was one of the biggest stars in the world. As a skilled martial artist, he performed his own stunts in films like “Bloodsport” and “Timecop” and charmed audiences — and especially ladies — with his thick French accent and flirtatious demeanor. In the ensuing years, as Hollywood’s interest in traditional action flicks waned and comic book franchises took over, stars like Van Damme were frequently relegated to the land of straight-to-video release.

Despite the demotion, Van Damme has maintained a devoted fan base, and over the past decade, his cult status has rejuvenated interest in his career. First there was “JCVD,” the 2008 Belgian crime drama where Van Damme played a fictionalized version of himself. His acting was so raw and vulnerable that Time magazine said it was the second- best performance of the year — after Heath Ledger as the Joker in “The Dark Knight.” Then in 2013, Van Damme starred in a Volvo commercial where he slowly executes “the most epic of splits” between two moving FM trucks. The viral clip has been viewed on YouTube more than 86 million times — and counting.

Now, four years later, the 57-year-old Van Damme is promoting his latest project, “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” a new comedy series on Amazon. Once again, he plays a version of himself, this time as an aging action star who comes out of retirement to work as a private undercover agent. As Van Damme reveals in our interview, his comic alter ego seems much more in tune with how he sees himself today.

Read the full interview HERE

Jean-Claude Van Johnson is available on Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 15.

Pearl Jam x Let’s Play Two AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

PEARL JAM’S WRIGLEY FIELD CONCERT DOCUMENTARY


LET’S PLAY TWO NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE NOW VIA REPUBLIC RECORDS, PURCHASE AND STREAM ON AMAZON MUSIC 
“This is one of the most vibrant-looking rock performance films of recent years.” -Chicago Sun Times

Watch the official trailer for LET’S PLAY TWO HERE, and purchase or stream the official soundtrack HERE. 

LET’S PLAY TWO was directed by Danny Clinch and produced by FOX Sports Originals, Monkeywrench Productions, Tourgigs Productions, Universal Music Publishing Group, Republic Records and Major League Baseball in collaboration with Milkt Films and Polygram Entertainment.

 

For more information, visit the film’s official site Pearl Jam’s LET’S PLAY TWO.

The Tick

AMAZON STUDIOS RELEASESTHE TICK SEASON ONE: PART TWO TEASER VIDEO

 
**Today Amazon Studios released a teaser for the highly-anticipated second-half of the superhero comedy, THE TICK Season One**

 
 
 
SEASON 1: Part 2 TEASER:

https://youtu.be/hEqoxQt_RzY

 

About The Tick

In a workaday world where superheroes fly among us, mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (GRIFFIN NEWMAN) suspects The City is controlled by a fabled villain known as The Terror (JACKIE EARLE HALEY), despite evidence of The Terror’s death 15 years ago. Arthur has a traumatic connection with The Terror, whose movements he has obsessively tracked since childhood. Arthur’s sister, Dot (VALORIE CURRY), is a paramedic who dotes on her brother but also provides a sibling’s tough love. The more he talks about super-villain super-conspiracies, the more she warns him to “keep it real.”

Fate soon brings Arthur together with a tall, verbally adroit muscleman with superpowers and a mysterious past: The Tick (PETER SERAFINOWICZ). As they investigate the mystery surrounding The Terror, they draw attention from the electrifying enigma known as Miss Lint and a hyper-violent vigilante named Overkill, confronting the complexity of the struggle between good and evil. THE TICK, bursting with relentlessly original storylines and quotable dialogue, shows what a blast crusading for truth and justice can be. Our culture is now awash with self-serious mythologies and grimly determined, interchangeable characters filling not just franchises but entire universes. The time has come for THE TICK.

 
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Amazon Prime Video brings The Tick & Lore to NYCC

Amazon Prime Video is sure to stir up excitement at this year’s New York Comic Con with two of their newest shows hitting the floor of the Javits Center. Enter The Tick and Lore – two cult favorites that will be brought to life in the epicenter of sci-fi fandom in a completely immersive way.
 


Amazon Prime Video made its first foray into the hero universe with The Tick this past summer, which subsequently took San Diego Comic-Con fans by storm. The Tick will be back in a big blue way for this year’s NYCC and is bringing his companion, Dangerboat, along for the ride.
 
Beginning on October 5th and running through October 8th, NYCC attendees will have the chance to immerse themselves in a completely explorable, larger-than-life cigarette vessel that will be built out on the convention’s main floor. Dangerboat, the opinionated sidekick and headquarters of The Tick’s Overkill, becomes a prominent meeting destination and character throughout the series storyline in both Season 1 and 2 of the popular original series. Guests will be delighted by hidden surprises within the experience, such as its ability to speak to the occupants themselves, customized promotional items that can be unlocked using their RFID wristbands, lighting affects, emergency alarms, and more. Attendees will depart Dangerboat feeling as if they’ve just stepped into the world of The Tick itself.
 
NYCC attendees and horror buffs seeking the ultimate Instagram photo will be thrilled by Amazon Prime Video’s Museum of Lore. In promotion of the new anthology series Lore, this unsettling, picture-perfect experience will take place in the North Concourse of the Javits Center. Inspired by one of the fastest-growing podcasts in the United States, Amazon Prime Video’s Lore activation will uncover some of the most haunting myths of all-time in the most “shareable” way. Guests will be taken through three rooms – “Gene’s Bedroom,” “The Unveiled,” and “The Beast Inside,” each of which will tell a different, blood curdling tale from Lore all while providing attendees with must-share photo opportunities.
 

Based on the podcast created by Aaron Mahnke and from Gale Anne Hurd, an Executive Producer of The Walking Dead and Glen Morgan, an Executive Producer of The X-Files, comes Lore, launching worldwide exclusively for Prime members on Amazon Prime Video on Friday the 13th of October.

 
Amazon Prime Video’s panel lineup for New York Comic Con features the highly-anticipated upcoming Prime member exclusive series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Lore and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, as well as returning favorites The Man in the High Castle and The Tick.
 
To top off their NYCC involvement, Amazon Prime Video will also be featuring the world’s first voice activated Echo Escape room powered by Intel, inspired by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

 
About The Prime Exclusive Series, The Tick

Bursting with scabrous original storylines that turn on a dime, The Tick is a comedy with kinetic action, a wryly inventive visual style and crisply quotable dialogue. Heroes have flown among us for decades but mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (GRIFFIN NEWMAN) one day finds out there are also genuine bad guys in this new Amazon Original Series. He believes he has proof that The City, where he was born and raised, is actually controlled by a global super-villain known as the Terror (JACKIE EARLE HALEY). Destiny soon brings Arthur together with an eccentric, tall, blue-suited muscleman with a mysterious past and list of superpowers: The Tick (PETER SERAFINOWICZ). The title character serves as both the conscience and the unchecked id of the story. Citing the call of destiny, the Tick procures for Arthur a moth outfit with retractable wings and insists that he suit up as his sidekick. He and Arthur are the ultimate odd couple, but may just bring out the best in each other. In their quest to take back The City, the unlikely pair of heroes quickly sees just how complex the struggle between good and evil has become.
 
About The Prime Exclusive Series, Lore
 
Sometimes the scariest stories are true. Lore is based on the global, award-winning podcast sensation from creator Aaron Mahnke, and executive produced by Ben Silverman (The Office), Howard T. Owens (The Biggest Loser), Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), Brett-Patrick Jenkins (Face Off), Glen Morgan (X-Files), Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci (A Year in Space). Lore brings the podcast to life and tells the real life origin stories that have led to our modern day myths and legends, including vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls.