sport news Amazon open talks with Sale Sharks over behind-the-scenes documentary

Amazon open talks with Sale Sharks over behind-the-scenes documentary as they look to expand their rugby reach after agreeing multi-million-pound Autumn Nations Cup deal Amazon have opened talks about a behind-the-scenes documentary with Sale Amazon signed a multi-million-pound deal to broadcast Autumn Nations Cup  They are yet to air Premiership games but rights deal will become available soon 

By Nik Simon For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:30 BST, 12 September 2020 | Updated: 02:00 BST, 13 September 2020

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Amazon could expand their rugby reach after opening talks about a behind-the-scenes documentary with Sale Sharks.

As revealed by the Mail on Sunday last week, the online retail giant is ready to dip their toe into the sport after agreeing a multi-million-pound deal to broadcast the Autumn Nations Cup on their Amazon Prime channel.

Now they have been approached about a collaboration with Sale and have already been pitched a trailer for the potential series.

Amazon have opened talks about a behind-the-scenes documentary with Sale Sharks

Amazon have opened talks about a behind-the-scenes documentary with Sale Sharks

They have been approached for collaboration with Sale and have already been pitched a trailer

They have been approached for collaboration with Sale and have already been pitched a trailer

Cash-rich Amazon are yet to air any Premiership fixtures, although the league's TV deal with BT Sport will soon come up for renewal.

Rugby is desperate for new income streams and Exeter Chiefs owner Tony Rowe said the powerbrokers must be open-minded about moving away from traditional platforms.

'If it produces more money for us [then you have to consider it]', Rowe told the Mail on Sunday. 'We're talking about survival.

'We're losing about a million pounds a month as a club and we can only afford that for a limited amount of time.'

Cash-rich Amazon are yet to air any Premiership fixtures but TV deal is up for renewal soon

Cash-rich Amazon are yet to air any Premiership fixtures but TV deal is up for renewal soon

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