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English Premier League: Amazon on the pitch

Four months on from the initial award of English Premier League rights, Amazon has finally walked on to the pitch to score with a package of 20 matches per season, including bank holiday fixtures, in addition to weekly highlights. In the end, in the wake of much speculation over its intentions at the time of […]

Amazon breaks into English Premier League with new deal

Amazon Prime Video has broken the hold of Sky and BT on the English Premier League by securing the rights to air two full rounds of 20 matches per season, including bank holiday fixtures, in addition to weekly highlights. Amazon will exclusively live-stream the matches for three years from the 2019-20 season. The matches, and […]

Amazon launches Alexa and Amazon Prime Music in France

Amazon has launched its Alexa and Echo voice-enabled assistants in France, with TV technology provider Netgem named among the companies that will integrate the technology in their devices. The launch of Alexa means that French customers will be able to purchase Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot voice-controlled speakers, while French developers will be able […]

Vodafone to offer Amazon Prime Video with mobile plans

Vodafone UK has teamed up with Amazon to become the first UK mobile company to offer Amazon Prime Video as part of its mobile plans. The agreement means that Vodafone UK customers will be able to enjoy Amazon prime Video series such as The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and The Grand Tour, and forthcoming series Cloak […]

Parrot unveils pattern of demand for digital originals in Switzerland

Netflix’s Star Trek: Discovery was the most ‘in-demand’ digital original series in Switzerland in the first quarter, beating competition including Netflix’s German-language drama Dark, according to a study by Parrot Analytics. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand […]

Starzplay launches on Amazon Channels in UK and Germany

Amazon is set to add Starzplay, from US TV Network and Lionsgate Company Starz, in the UK and Germany. European viewers will now have the opportunity to view exclusive Starz series in one place, including new Starz originals also launching today in the US. Viewers can now get a hold of new shows Vida and Sweetbitter and popular series […]

Three in 10 Spanish homes using pay OTT, with Netflix trebling base

Three in 10 Spanish internet-connected households used premium online video services in Q4 2017, with the number of homes subscribing to Netflix trebling in 2017, according to Spanish market regulator the CNMC. The most-used platform by internet consumers is Movistar+, which is subscribed to by 2.16 million homes, a penetration rate of 13.5%, followed by […]

SVOD customer satisfaction far exceeding that of pay TV

Customer satisfaction with streaming video services such as Netflix in the US far exceeds that for traditional pay TV services, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an annual survey of consumer attitudes to services including pay TV, video streaming, ISPs and fixed and wireless phone. Customer satisfaction with pay TV services fell 3.1% […]

Amazon Studios names Vernon Sanders as co-head of TV

TV industry veteran Vernon Sanders has been drafted in as co-head of television at Amazon Studios. Working alongside Albert Cheng, he will oversee creative and production units for Amazon Prime Video. Commenting on the appointment, Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke said: “Vernon’s undeniable expertise in nurturing talent and creative material will be a huge asset […]

NextUp launches on Amazon Fire TV Stick

UK stand-up comedy subscription video-on-demand service NextUp has launched on the Amazon Fire TV Stick platform. The launch means that the full leist of devices on which NextUp is available includes the web, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Channels and Amazon Fire TV Stick. NextUp said further launched would come later this year. The service […]

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