Amazon grow concerned about streaming problems ahead of Premier League broadcast

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Amazon concerned about streaming problems ahead of Premier League broadcast on Boxing Day with fears that internet use could be affected on one of the biggest days of the year

  • Amazon will stream nine of the Boxing Day fixtures in the Premier League 
  • Fears are growing that streaming service may not cope with high internet use
  • Boxing Day is one of the biggest days of the year in terms of internet usage 
  • Amazon have ventured into sports broadcasting with tennis and football 
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Amazon are more concerned about encountering streaming problems on Boxing Day than on their Premier League debut next week, when all 10 midweek matches will be broadcast live for the first time.

In recent years, December 26 has been one of the biggest days of the year for internet use thanks to the start of the Boxing Day sales and a huge growth in the number of electronic devices received as Christmas presents.

This has led to fears Amazon’s ability to stream matches uninterrupted could be affected. 

Fears at Amazon are growing ahead of their broadcast of the Boxing Day fixtures this season

Fears at Amazon are growing ahead of their broadcast of the Boxing Day fixtures this season

Amazon Prime will show nine matches live on Boxing Day in the biggest broadcasting operation in Premier League history, leading to concerns over technical problems following complaints from viewers about picture quality in their coverage of US Open tennis last year.

There should be no such issues with Amazon’s on-site production next week — which will be a mammoth operation featuring a pitch-side presenting team at every game.

Amazon’s coverage begins with Crystal Palace v Bournemouth and Burnley v Manchester City on Tuesday, before continuing with six live matches on Wednesday and two more on Thursday.

The streaming service will show next week's midweek games as well as Boxing Day fixtures

The streaming service will show next week’s midweek games as well as Boxing Day fixtures

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