At Prime Video’s annual presentation event, organized this Tuesday in Paris, Bernard Châtillon, the station’s sports director, welcomed the audience recorded during the Ligue 1 posters and, in particular, the audience on Sunday evening, that brings together “more than a million spectators”. according to Amazon.
A mostly positive result. Eight months after the Ligue 1 broadcast, Amazon is pleased with the results achieved. Speaking at Prime Video’s annual presentation event, organized this Tuesday in Paris, Bernard Châtillon, France’s sports director, praised a quality start: “In one year, we established ourselves as a credible player capable of hosting high-level sporting events. quality. We can be proud of the progress made.”
After the Mediapro fiasco that shook French football, Amazon’s debut put everyone at ease. And Prime Video seems to have found its audience in France. “The feedback from subscribers is very good, Bernard Châtillon assures. The world of football too, on editorial coverage. Also production. I believe that today Pass Ligue 1 subscribers have kept our identity. More than a million viewers are watching our posters on Sunday evenings.”
“Keep making the matches more visible”
Good results that make the American company optimistic, holder of almost 80% of the L1 broadcasting rights until 2024. “We are preparing for the next season. We have the desire to make the matches more visible,” explains its sports director in France “Once a month, we offer a match for all Prime members. We can also confirm that we will not charge Pass subscribers during June-July (off-season, editors note).”
In addition to the French football championship, Amazon also owns part of the Roland-Garros broadcasting rights. And Bernard Châtillon revealed some information about the next two weeks in Porte d’Auteuil (from May 22 to June 5): “All day long we will accompany tennis fans. We will have the famous evening sessions. We will broadcast on From May 16 , the two best qualified courts. We will build on our expertise from last year. We will have Fabrice Santoro and Mario Bartoli as consultants. Guy Forget will join us.”
A comedy about the rivalry between OM and PSG
In addition to this explanation, Amazon has also announced the upcoming broadcast of various sports content on Prime Video. Starting with a comedy about the rivalry between OM and PSG. The film, entitled “Classico” and directed by Nathanaël Guedj, is set between Marseille and the capital. It has been filmed in recent months starring Ahmed Sylla, Hakim Jemili and Alice Belaïdi. Basile Boli is part of the cast, as are rapper Sporano, comedian Elie Semoun and singer Vianney. The YouTuber Bengous also plays the role of leader of a group of Marseille supporters.
The story is about Sami (Ahmed Sylla), a public prosecutor who also works in an orphanage. When he learns that the Champions League has been stolen, he decides to return it to Marseille, believing that PSG supporters are responsible for his disappearance. Enough to lead him on a trip to Paris…
Documentaries about Pogba and Yannick Noah
Prime Video has also produced a documentary series about the life of Paul Pogba. His name: “The Pogmentary”. A five-episode program produced in part in animation. The series, produced by Black Dynamite, will be broadcast exclusively in France. A documentary about Yannick Noah will also be offered on the platform. The chance to dig into the many careers of the last Frenchman to win Roland-Garros (in 1983), a “whole and devoted man”. One way to illustrate “the meaning of victory but also of defeat”, the media points to Jeff Bezos, who will devote another of his documentaries to Guy Roux, the former emblematic coach of AJ Auxerre.