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Comedy VOD service NextUp launches on Amazon Channels

NextUp_Comedy_Screen ShotStand up comedy VOD platform, NextUp, has launched on Amazon Channels in the UK.

The service joins the likes of Discovery, Eurosport Player and ITV Hub as part of Amazon’s subscription channels line-up and costs users 3.50 per-month.

NextUp launched in 2016 and has since filmed 40 original stand up comedy shows, releasing a new special every week.

The service grew out of the ComComedy YouTube channel and live comedy night and was co-founded by former director of comedy at BBC Worldwide, Stuart Snaith.

In August NextUp raised £230,000 (€253,000), giving the platform a valuation of £1.5 million, and struck a distribution deal with Virgin Atlantic.

Amazon launched its Amazon Channels offering in the UK, Germany and Austria in May, allowing Prime users to add live and on-demand TV as part of their subscription package.