In a first, Amazon Prime tied up with the University of Michigan for an Amazon Prime reality show and the non-scripted documentary style series has netted the school $2.25 million for the college. The total net comprises of payments and fees. The series is quite like Hard Knocks, the NFL reality show that broadcasts on HBO and is now in its 13th season. The camera crews were allowed access to Schembechler Hall, team meetings and other inside moments that audiences have rarely seen before.
This could be a cue for streaming platforms to look for sports reality shows as an addition to their already burgeoning inventory. Amazon has already played ball, it remains to be seen whether Netflix will take the bait and dabble in reality streaming.