December 10, 2019 / 8:50 AM / 2 months ago

Amazon secures Champions League rights for Germany: report

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

BERLIN (Reuters) - Amazon.com (AMZN.O) has secured the rights to broadcast top European soccer Champions League matches for the 2021/22 season in Germany, the U.S. company’s second biggest market, the DWDL media trade website reported on Tuesday.

The website said the rights included top Champions League matches on Tuesday evenings.

Amazon was not immediately available for comment.

Amazon’s move into broadcasting top sports events is seen as a way to boost its Prime subscription service. The company has had the audio rights for the German Bundesliga since 2017 and also just started showing English Premier League matches.

Reporting by Emma Thomasson; Editing by Michelle Martin

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