Award Shows, News
Aug 19, 2021

ACM Awards Leave CBS For Amazon

The ACM Awards are moving to Amazon after years on CBS.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – APRIL 18: (L-R) In this image released on April 18, co-hosts Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton speak onstage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on April 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for ACM)

Amazon kicked off as an online bookstore, became a retail juggernaut and is now snatching up live streaming titles from the ACM Awards to the NFL games in 2022, which it will also have exclusive streaming rights to. Amazon is taking the leap into award shows with these two high profile events on their docket. The awards, produced by MRC’s Dick Clark Productions, are moving to the streamer from their long-time home at CBS, which had been aired on the network since 1998.

“We’re excited to continue to expand our content offerings for Prime Video customers by being the exclusive home for the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2022 and honoring the best in country music,” said Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon Studios. “Reaching this milestone with our partners at the Academy of Country Music and MRC as the first major awards show to be livestreamed speaks to our dedication and commitment to continue to both entertain and innovate for our audience.”

A date for the 2022 ACM Awards will be announced later.