Amazon Channels offers Sports Illustrated TV

Planet Futbol is one of five original programs coming to Sports Illustrated TV.Planet Futbol is one of five original programs coming to Sports Illustrated TV.

Sports fans, rejoice: Time Inc. just launched a video-on-demand option called Sports Illustrated TV, available on Amazon Channels for $4.99/month.

Sports Illustrated TV offers 130 hours of movies, including documentaries and talk shows. It will also offer original shows. The channel won’t broadcast live games or have any game highlights shows. Its focus will be on telling more in-depth sports-related stories.

“Sports Illustrated TV is a new home for sports lovers who want to go beyond sports highlights and heated debates with distinctive, immersive and entertaining original programming curated through the trusted Sports Illustrated lens,” Time Inc. CEO Rich Battista said.

Five original shows have been greenlit for Sports Illustrated TV:

  • The Vault: This documentary series revisits Sports Illustrated‘s most impactful stories and adds to them with new on-camera interviews.
  • SI: Under the Cover: This documentary series takes a deeper look at current subjects in the magazine with new interviews to bring Sports Illustrated’s reporting to the screen. 
  • The Crossover: This basketball lifestyle show, hosted by writers Matt Dollinger and Rohan Nadkarni, will discuss players, games, culture, fashion and memes.
  • Planet Futbol: Hosted by soccer writer Grant Wahl, this show takes a deep dive into soccer around the globe.
  • The Line: This talk show will discuss sports wagering and daily fantasy.

Some of the movies and documentaries that will be available on Sports Illustrated TV include:

  • Rocky (1-5)
  • Kickboxer (1-5)
  • Bad News Bears (1975)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Ladybugs
  • The Cutting Edge
  • Diggstown
  • Drift
  • Eight Men Out
  • Rollerball (1975)
  • North Dallas Forty 
  • Michael Jordan: Come Fly With Me
  • Racing Dreams
  • America’s Parking Lot
  • In Football We Trust
  • Brooklyn Castle
  • Outlaw: Life, Death & Texas Football
  • Stacker
  • The Sheikh
  • 2016 NBA Champions: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2015 NBA Champions: Golden State Warriors
  • Let’s Ball (University of Kentucky Basketball)
  • The Roughnecks
  • Positive Vibration
  • Strongman
  • Occupation Fighter
  • The Great Chicken Wing Hunt