Pro pickleball is coming to Amazon Prime Video for the first time courtesy of a multiyear agreement with the Carvana Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) Tour.
PPA has fostered airtime on a major television network, but now seeks to push pickleball into a popular streaming service.
The agreement gives Prime Video exclusive global streaming rights to four live PPA Tour events per year, which includes 2023-24 PPA Tour World Championship Series (full list of televised events below).
According to a PPA announcement, coverage on Prime Video begins Thursday, May 18 with the Acrytech Atlanta Open presented by Vizzy from Life Time in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.
The four days of tournament coverage will begin at 10:00 a.m. EDT daily.
"Hosted by on-air analysts Dave Fleming and Kyle McKenzie, as well as play-by-play announcers Michelle McMahon and Camryn Irwin...the event will offer teams double the typical ranking points," the announcement says.
The complete 2023 PPA Tour World Championship Series schedule on Prime Video is as follows:
- 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)
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