Amazon Prime Cricket Coverage

Details of Amazon Prime’s coverage of ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Prime Video’s broadcast will include highlights packages after every match – a 10-minute version called Short Stuff and a 25-minute version called Great Length – as well as full match replays titled Full Delivery.

There will also be a “rapid recap” feature for fans joining the broadcast late to bring them up to speed with a two-minute highlights package of action so far.

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There’s also a few nifty new features available due to Prime Video being an online streaming service. For instance, fans will be able to seamlessly switch between English and Hindi commentary if they wish.

The broadcast is scheduled to begin 30 minutes before the match starts for each game, and they will take the ICC-produced world feed.

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Prime Video held a media event at Maracas Beach, Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday local time, to officially launch its coverage of T20 World Cup. In attendance were Australian squad members Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa and Tim David; Hushidar Kharas, head of Prime Video Australia and New Zealand; and Prime Video Ambassador Usman Khawaja.

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US cricket matches are yuck: no crowd reactions/atmos just music. How have we managed before? :roll_eyes: The music is literally mixed louder than the commentators. I’m not talking about broadcast graphic music, this is just music like they play in the stadium but being played directly on the broadcast (but different music to in stadium).

Good start - I can’t watch the opening game, it just says “ended”

interesting point under the FAQs:

Commercial venues can show the T20 World Cup with an Optus Sport Commercial subscription.

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I do get a watch replay button, but this was a pain to find - had to search for T20 World Cup, as the ‘hub’ for the world cup just had the upcoming matches.

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Although I must, they had pretty high scores considering it was US V Canada. I wasn’t expecting that.

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The replay seems to be lightly edited too

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I was, they’ve prepared roads and smaller boundaries for higher entertainment.

The catch-up feature worked well for me today, but that being said in cricket it doesn’t quite work as well as, say, F1 or maybe football (:soccer:). 7 highlights for an innings and a half doesn’t leave much room for any real contextual moments, just a couple wickets and big hits.

The broadcast, like the U19s did, features an ad (at least on my subscription) every second over or so.

I also don’t think A Quiet Place (isn’t that rated MA or R?) is the best thing to be the presenting partner of the Amazon broadcast, given cricket (in family-friendly timezones) is a child-friendly market.

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Yeah, that ad trailer was making me unconfortable especially being repeated so often and I’m a grown man (admittedly a bit of a wuss :stuck_out_tongue: , but still). Definitely not appropriate for children.

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Usman Khawaja will serve coffee to local fans in a pop-up Prime Video Cricket Cafe in Melbourne, on Monday morning, June 24, to promote Prime’s coverage of T20 World Cup.

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Is the prime coverage with ads between overs? I feel that if ur paying to watch then it should be ad free (like Fox, Paramount, Stan etc)

Not sure if it’s every over but yes, ad breaks between overs are a thing. FWIW I abhor paying to watch sport and wouldn’t bother but we’re already subscribed for something the kids like watching.

Yeah I don’t have prime but I saw somewhere that it had ads.

I’m watching prime coverage for the first time and the ads aren’t really obtrusive. It’s only one ad every few overs or so. There’s also Picture in Picture billboards for about 15seconds at the change of ends/overs every now and then. It’s not too bad.

I wouldn’t subscribe just for the cricket. I just have prime already so I’ve got it on in the background.

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Yes, it’s like watching normal tv. Fox sports was the same. With cricket it was limited ads not ad free.

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