Amazon Prime is pursuing documentaries profiling six AFL clubs to be produced by Eddie McGuire’s Jam TV.
The Age reports Amazon has had discussions for Collingwood and Sydney Swans to be included. Richmond, Carlton, West Coast, Gold Coast and GWS have asked to be included while Port Adelaide and Geelong have asked to hear more about the idea -but Collingwood has reportedly knocked back the idea.
Six people from each club will be interviewed: senior coach, president, chief executive, a senior player -such as Lance Franklin- a player in the middle of his career and a junior player.
But FOX Footy, which employs McGuire as a host and commentator and paid $1.3 billion over six years for a share of the broadcast rights, feels it has been sidelined by the deal.
Amazon has recently announced a Cricket documentary series, The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team, produced by Cricket Australia Films in conjunction with Whooshka Media.