PlayersTV is now available through Amazon’s Prime Video and Freevee streaming services as a free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel. The new distribution deal adds to the ways in which the athlete-focused network can be watched.
PlayersTV was first announced back in early 2020, and what makes this network a little unique is that it is the first ever athlete-owned media network and content provider. With a focus on sports-lifestyle content, the channel offers viewers access to the lives of professional athletes, both inside and outside their sport.
With the FAST channel also now available through Prime Video and Freevee, those invested in Amazon’s ecosystem can now check out the channel for themselves, and at no additional cost.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Amazon,” said PlayersTV co-founder Deron Guidrey. “This launch represents a major milestone for PlayersTV, as it enables us to enhance our mission of highlighting the human aspect of sports through compelling storytelling. Together, we will expand the reach of our content, providing viewers with an immersive experience that will forever transcend athlete lifestyle content.”
While initially advertised as an athlete-owned network, PlayersTV launched a Fan Ownership Initiative in August of this year, making it possible for fans to become shareholders, owners, and investors in PlayersTV.
If not currently a Prime Video or Freevee user, PlayersTV can also be accessed through a number of other streaming services and platforms including Philo, Samsung TV+, Sling, and YouTube TV. Owners of a Hisense or Vizio smart TV can also access the network without the need for an additional streaming service.
If none of these platforms are an option, it is also possible to watch the live feed of the channel directly through the PlayersTV website.