Academy of Country Music Awards & Prime Video Extend TV Deal

The ACMs are staying put. The Academy of Country Music, dick clark productions and Prime Video said today that the annual Academy of Country Music Awards will continue to air on Amazon’s streamer for the next years.

Also revealed today: The 59th ACMs will be held in May from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

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The news comes after the 2023 ACM Awards, at which Chris Stapleton took the marquee Entertainer of the Year prize for the first time, garnered more than 7.7 million viewers on Prime Video. The 2022 telecast marked the first time a major awards show live-streamed exclusively on an SVOD platform.

“When Prime Video first streamed the ACM Awards in 2022, we were overwhelmed with the response from our global audience,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon MGM Studios. “We could not be more thrilled to continue our relationship with the Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions for the next two years, and especially through the show’s milestone 60th anniversary in 2025.”

Said Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside: “The Academy is proud to extend our relationship with Amazon for the next two years, through the historic milestone of the 60th ACM Awards, and continue to bring Country Music’s Party of the Year live to a global audience on Prime Video.”

Jay Penske, CEO, Chairman and Founder of Penske Media, and CEO of DCP, added: “The ACM Awards continues its legacy of celebrating the very best of country music, captivating audiences globally. We look forward to collaborating with our partners at the Academy of Country Music and Prime Video building together towards the show’s 60th anniversary in 2025.”

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