Amazon to Create University of Michigan Football Series for Amazon Prime Video
Amazon will be documenting Michigan Football's season through a new Prime series.
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Seattle-based e-commerce company Amazon will create an untitled Michigan Football series, following coach Jim Harbaugh and the 11-time national championship team throughout the 2017 season. Produced by BTN Originals, The Montag Group, and Jim Jorden Productions, the series will give Prime members access to Harbaugh and the assistant coaches, student athletes, and support systems that make up the winningest program in college football.
“We pride ourselves on offering Prime members access to the people and worlds that they simply cannot find anywhere else. This series will show viewers an elite college football program in a way that’s never been done before,” says Conrad Riggs, head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals. “We’re excited to have this series join the Sports Emmy-winning All or Nothing on our unscripted sports programming roster.”
During Harbaugh’s first two years, Michigan became a top 10 program and pulled in one of the top recruiting classes for this year’s season. He is a former Michigan quarterback, Heisman finalist, first round draft pick, 14-season NFL quarterback, and former NFL head coach. In fact, as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, he led his team to three NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl in his first three seasons.
“We are proud to collaborate with Amazon Prime Video in documenting our University of Michigan student-athletes' daily experiences and the lifelong lessons learned both on the football field and in the classroom,” adds Harbaugh. “We welcome judgement! We embrace this opportunity to showcase our 2017 University of Michigan football team to a vast audience around the world.”
The series will be executive produced by Sandy Montag, Kirk Reynolds, Ron Lynn, and Jim Jorden. Prime members will be able to stream the series exclusively via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices, and online. The series can also be downloaded to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost.