The new streaming service will debut with a score of original documentary series, weekly studio shows and acquired movies, documentaries and TV series.
NORTH AMERICA–Time Inc. has launched Sports Illustrated TV, an over-the-top streaming media network available on Amazon Channels.
The new network will premiere with a slate of 130 hours of on-demand programming including original documentary series, weekly studio shows and acquired sports movies, documentaries and TV shows. The network will also be constantly updated with new original show episodes, content partnerships and a regularly refreshed library of acquired movies, documentaries and TV shows.
SI TV has also secured deals with sports filmmakers Mike Tollin and Jonathan Hock for two different sports documentary projects slated for the first half and latter half of 2018, respectively. There will also be new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit content, including a series on the first-ever open casting call model search for the 2018 SI Swimsuit issue in February.
“Sports Illustrated TV is a new home for sports lovers who want to go beyond sports highlights and heated debates with distinctive, immersive and entertaining original programming curated through the trusted Sports Illustrated lens,” says Rich Battista, president and chief executive officer, Time Inc. “Sports Illustrated TV presents a broad slice of sports culture, complementing the pages of the magazine consumers have long loved. The brand’s unmatched storytelling is now available to audiences in an unparalleled holistic way through print, online, and on television. Sports Illustrated TV is premium viewing that will appeal to men and women of all ages, as well as families.”
Sports Illustrated TV is now available to Amazon Prime members in the U.S. for $4.99 per month.