Amazon launches Freevee in Germany

Amazon’s ad-supported free streaming service Freevee has landed in Germany. This is the second international launch for the streamer, following the UK last year. The service initially launched in the US in 2019 as IMDb Freedive, before rebranding to IMDB TV, and eventually Freevee in April. The streamer committed to growing its originals slate by 70% […]

Amazon Prime Video to localise in key SE Asia markets

Amazon has commissioned its first slate of Southeast Asian originals for its Prime Video streaming service, as Amazon Prime localises in SE Asia markets Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines today. Three new versions of situational improvisation comedy challenge format Comedy Island have been ordered, one for each country, with Comedy Island: Indonesia, Comedy Island: Thailand and Comedy Island: Philippines all due to […]

History Hit comes to Prime Video Channels

History Hit, the SVOD platform founded by celebrated historian Dan Snow, has launched on Prime Video Channels in the UK.  The Little Dot Studios-owned streamer is available for £6.99 per month, and will match the video offering that History Hit already has across web and other platforms, including Roku, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TV.  […]

SFR strikes Le Pass Ligue 1 deal with Amazon

Altice France-owned service provider SFR has struck a deal with Amazon that will see it distribute the latter’s Le pass Ligue 1 offering in France in combination with Amazon Prime and its own RMC Sport service. The deal for Le Pass Ligue 1 will enable SFR to offer the UEFA Champions League football tournament in […]

Amazon Prime gets price hike across Europe

Amazon has announced a price increase for its Prime subscription in Europe. Starting on September 15, Prime subscriptions across Europe will increase by varying amounts across the continent, with the price increasing by up to 43%. The smallest proportional increase of 20% will be applied in the UK where the price will increase from £79 […]

Amazon Prime Video France promotes Baghery to country manager

Amazon Prime Video in France has named Sahar Baghery as its new head of content, replacing Isabelle Bertrand. Baghery has been at the streamer since 2018, joining as business development chief for France and MENA and most recently leading EMEA programming for Amazon Studios. She has also worked with the France-based Authors and Composers Society, […]

Parrot Analytics: US streamer originals still most in-demand in Russia

Original drama series from Netflix and other global streamers continue to be in demand in Russia despite not being available legally in the country, according to data from Parrot Analytics. Global hit Stranger Things topped the list of most ‘in demand’ shows for the week commencing July 3. The show was over 66 times more […]

Amazon Freevee comes to Android in the UK

Amazon’s Freevee streaming service (FKA IMDb TV) has expanded its UK distribution with the launch of an app for Android devices. The app is available today on Google TV on Android TV OS devices in the UK, with further availability on Android mobile devices in the coming weeks. The Amazon Freevee app will launch across […]

Twitch streaming record broken during boxing event

Spanish streamer Ibai Llanos Garatea (Ibai) has broken Twitch’s record for most concurrent streams. The Amazon-owned streaming platform announced on Twitter that Ibai reached a peak of over 3.3 million concurrent viewers on June 26 during the La Velada del Año II boxing event. With 11.1 million followers, Ibai is the fourth most-followed channel on […]

Doug Herrington upped to retail CEO at Amazon

Amazon has announced the appointment of Doug Herrington as its new retail CEO. The announcement comes several weeks after the company announced that 23-year veteran Dave Clark would step down from his role of consumer business CEO. Clark has since announced that he will be taking over as CEO of supply chain software maker Flexport […]

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