SI TV on Amazon

Sports Illustrated TV (SI TV) will launch as an Amazon Prime add-on subscription channel tomorrow, Thursday, November 16.

SI TV is Time Inc.’s second streaming network. Last year, Time introduced People/Entertainment Weekly (PEN), since renamed People TV, an extension of its People and Entertainment Weekly brands.

Time’s new network will offer 130 hours of on-demand programming, including documentaries, documentary series, weekly studio shows, TV shows and sports movies.

Documentary series will include The Vault, revisiting Sports Illustrated magazine stories dating back to 1954; and SI: Under the Cover, focusing on subjects currently profiled in the magazine.

Weekly studio shows will include The Crossover, “a basketball lifestyle show” hosted by SI.com writers Matt Dolinger and Rohan Nadkarni; Planet Futbol, “a deep dive into the sport around the globe,”  hosted by soccer writer Grant Wahl; and The Line (working title), “an entertaining and informative show about sports wagering and daily fantasy.”

SI Now, a daily show now available on SI.com, will also be included.

SI TV’s movie library will include such classic dramas as Rocky (1-5), Kickboxer (1-5), Bad News Bears (1975), Eight Men Out and Rollerball (1975); and documentaries including Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me, Racing Dreams, America’s Parking Lot, In Football We Trust and Brooklyn Castle.

The channel’s “Original Series” section will include a series on the first-ever open casting call for the 2018 SI swimsuit issue, as well as swimsuit shows dating as far back as 1994.

Amazon Prime members can subscribe to SI TV for $4.99 per month after a seven-day free trial.

The channel is available online at Amazon.com/amazonchannels and via the Amazon Prime Video app for compatible TVs and other devices.

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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