Prime Video Inks Pickleball Deal

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NEW YORK—Amazon’s Prime Video has signed a multiyear deal with the Carvana Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) Tour, giving Prime Video exclusive global streaming rights to four live PPA Tour events per year, including the 2023-24 PPA World Championship Series. 

Coverage on Prime Video starts Thursday, May 18, with the Acrytech Atlanta Open presented by Vizzy from Life Time in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. 

The Prime Video schedule for PPA events is: 

  • May 18-21: Acrytech Atlanta Open presented by Vizzy, Atlanta, 10:00 a.m EDT – 6:00 p.m. EDT (daily)
  • August 24-27: Vulcan Kansas City Open, Kansas City, 11:00 a.m. EDT – 7:00 p.m. EDT (daily)
  • October 5-8: Guaranteed Rate Championships presented by Thorlo, Las Vegas, 1:00 p.m. EDT – 9:00 p.m. EDT (daily)
  • October 12-15: CIBC (USA vs. World) Boca Raton Open, Boca Raton, 10:00 a.m. EDT – 6:00 p.m. EDT (daily)

Coverage of the PPA Tour on Prime Video will feature top pickleball athletes, including the No. 1-ranked men’s doubles team of Ben and Collin Johns, the No. 1-ranked women’s doubles team of Anna Leigh Waters and Anna Bright, the No. 2-ranked men’s doubles team of Riley Newman and Matt Wright, the No. 2-ranked women’s doubles team of Lucy Kovalova and Callie Smith, and the No. 1-ranked mixed doubles team of Ben Johns and Waters, Prime Video reported. 

George Winslow

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.