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As Good As It Gets? To Be Released On Amazon Prime Video In Countries Around The World

18th April 2018 | 4:57 pm

By Phil Daly

A brand new sports documentary called ‘As Good As It Gets?’ is set for its international release. Leeds-based media company and film studio The City Talking is thrilled to announce that their latest documentary will be released through Prime Video Direct on Amazon Prime Video in countries around the world including the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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A brand new sports documentary called ‘As Good As It Gets?’ is set for its international release. Leeds-based media company and film studio The City Talking is thrilled to announce that their latest documentary will be released through Prime Video Direct on Amazon Prime Video in countries around the world including the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

‘As Good As It Gets?’ is a film about the rebirth of British rugby league side Leeds Rhinos, the team’s ‘Golden Generation’ and the battle for a historic treble in 2015. It stars Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow and Clare Balding. Narration is by actor and long term Leeds Rhinos fan, Matthew Lewis — best known for his role in the Harry Potter film series.

The film premieres at a sold-out screening at Everyman Leeds, Trinity Leeds as part of Leeds International Festival 2018 on April 30th. It will be available the following week to Prime Video customers.

Lee Hicken, the Director of ‘As Good As It Gets?’ revealed his delight at the news: “It’s incredible to be making this documentary available on Prime Video,” says Lee. “One of our early objectives was to take this story to new, international audiences. We wanted to challenge the sports documentary genre and create something that anyone can enjoy, regardless of their knowledge of the team and the sport.” He adds: “We have asked a lot from both the cast members and our crew. I think we’ve managed to create something that’s really special for audiences, both in the UK and beyond.”

“We know our members enjoy watching sports on Prime Video, so we’re delighted to offer ‘As Good As It Gets?’ as another great sports documentary alongside our growing stable of high quality sports content available to stream,” said Alex Green, European MD of Channels and Sport at Amazon Prime Video. “This story of a team battling for a historic treble trophy win will be compelling viewing for not just passionate Rugby League supporters, but for all sports fans – we think Prime Video members around the world will love it.”

‘As Good As It Gets’ is being made available on Prime Video via the Prime Video Direct self-publishing program, which helps content creators and storytellers make their video content available to millions of Prime members, and earn royalties based on hours streamed. To learn more about Prime Video Direct, visit http://videodirect.amazon.com. Content creators and storytellers can start distributing their premium content today.

‘As Good As It Gets?’ joins a great selection of live and on-demand sports content available on Prime Video, including:

  • Sports Docuseries: Prime Original Series Le Mans: Racing is EverythingGRAND PRIX Driverand three seasons of the behind-the-scenes sports docuseries All or Nothing with American Football teams Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams and Michigan Wolverines. Further Prime Original sports docuseries All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks, All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys and All or Nothing: Manchester City are coming to Prime Video later this year.
  • Live Sports: Prime members around the world have enjoyed NFL Thursday Night Football matches at no extra cost to their membership, and in June, Prime members in the U.K. and Ireland can watch live and on-demand content covering the ATP’s Queen’s Club Championships and Eastbourne International on Prime Video, a partnership that will feature 37 ATP World Tour events annually beginning in 2019. This year, Prime Video will also deliver live and on-demand coverage of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and the Next Gen ATP Finals to customers in more than 200 countries and territories.
  • Prime Video Channels: Through Prime Video Channels, Prime members can access sports content by subscribing to services such as Eurosport Player in the U.K. and CBS All Access in the U.S., which provides coverage of the NFL, NCAA football and basketball, and the PGA Tour.

The documentary also joins the Prime Video catalogue of great TV series including The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Transparent, The Man In The High Castle, MR. ROBOT, Vikings and American Gods.

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