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Amazon brings Kids+ service to UK

Amazon has launched its Amazon Kids+ service in the UK. The service covers children aged 3-12, and provides access to thousands of age-appropriate books, movies, TV shows, educational apps and games.  Amazon Kids+, formerly Fire for Kids Unlimited, is an all-new Fire TV experience that allows parents to set up or use existing Kids profiles. […]

Amazon’s understated video dominance should not go unnoticed

By comparison to the record year for Netflix, and the irrepressible rise of Disney+, Amazon has somewhat flown under the radar as a VOD player over the past year. The news however that Amazon now has 200 million Prime subscribers globally generating US$126 billion of value for the company should come as no surprise given […]

Discovery+ strikes Amazon Prime Video channels deal in US

Recently launched streamer Discovery+ is now available via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels in the US. The deal, which comes four months since Discovery rolled its standalone SVOD service out in the US, will provide subscribers with access to around 55,000 episodes from 2,500 shows, with brands such as HGTV and Food Network represented. The ad-free version of […]

Amazon Prime at 200 million subscribers

Amazon has amassed 200 million Prime subscribers globally, the company has revealed. Announced in a shareholder’s letter, CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the milestone, with the company increasing its subscriber base by 25% (50 million) over the past year.  The CEO wrote: “We have 200 million Prime members, for a total in 2020 of US$126 billion […]

La Liga to broadcast Basque derby on Twitch

Spanish top flight football league La Liga will live stream a match on Amazon-owned platform Twitch for the first time. La Liga and Gol will show the Basque derby between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club in Spain on Wednesday April 7 through their respective official Twitch channels. Popular streaming personality Ibai Llanos will also cover […]

Acorn TV on Prime in Spain

AMC Networks’ British content streamer Acorn TV has launched in Spain on Amazon. The €3.99 per month SVOD is available on Amazon Prime Video as an add-on subscription, and offers a wide range of content from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada, in both their Castilian dubbed and subtitled versions. Highlights on […]

Amazon NFL deal ‘harbinger’ of things to come

Amazon’s exclusive deal to stream US NFL football, announced at the end of last week, “bodes well for the streaming TV ecosystem” and could serve as “a template for other sports properties”, according to analysts at Berenberg. “We believe this deal is a harbinger of future sports deals, in that the ubiquitous involvement of streaming […]

Amazon new CTV leader in record year for market

  CTV devices reached a new peak of 109.1 million in Q4 2020 with a new top seller. According to Strategy Analytics, Amazon overtook Samsung to become the market leader for the first time in its history. The company, which launched a new range of Fire TV streaming devices towards the end of the year, […]

Fears over streaming content as Indian Supreme Court rules in favour of screening mechanism

India is heading towards increased scrutiny of content on streaming services, with the country’s Supreme Court ruling in favour of a screening mechanism. Foreign streaming services have been in the crosshairs of the government for some time due to their ability to air free of censorship. Netflix faced calls for censorship over its series A […]

BritBox joins Amazon Prime Video Channels

BritBox, the streaming joint-venture of BBC Studios and ITV, has announced that it will join Prime Video Channels. The service will be available as an add-on subscription in Spring 2021 in the UK, significantly increasing its availability to approximately 90% of video-on-demand homes in the country. This will also mark the first time that BritBox […]

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