Sports

Amazon eyes right to stream Premier League to draw U.K. subscribers

Amazon Prime showing the match live via the internet during the Premier League
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Amazon saw a record number of new subscriptions in the United Kingdom on Dec. 3-4 after it live-streamed 10 top-flight Premier League matches on its Prime Video service, The Guardian reports.

Why it matters: Amazon said the two days set records for most new sign-ups since the company launched its Prime service in the U.K. in 2007. If the company decides to bid on the rights to livestream more matches, it could prove to be a serious challenge to digital platforms Sky and BT, The Guardian notes. Amazon has the resources to challenge and outbid both companies for Premier League rights.

The Alpine Ski World Cup comes to Beaver Creek

American skier Travis Ganong during a training session
American skier Travis Ganong during a training session on Wednesday. Photo: Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

The International Ski Federation Alpine Ski World Cup arrives in Beaver Creek, Colorado this weekend for its annual Xfinity Birds of Prey races.

How it works: Think of the Alpine Ski World Cup like the PGA Tour, but for skiing. Each weekend during the winter, the world's best skiers travel to venues all over the globe.