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Amazon unveils new Fire TV Stick 4K with voice remote

Amazon has launched a new version of its Fire TV Stick that supports 4K, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision and comes with an all-new Alexa Voice Remote. Amazon claims the new version of the device is “80% more powerful” than its previous generation of Fire TV Stick, which was not ultra HD compatible. The latest iteration, […]

Amazon launches Fire TV Recast DVR

Amazon has unveiled its rumoured companion DVR device, Fire TV Recast, which will allow viewers in the US to watch, record, and replay free over-the-air TV programming. Users can connect Fire TV Recast to an HDTV antenna to stream free channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and The CW over WiFi to a Fire […]

Amazon hires ex-Eurodata exec for EMEA

Amazon Prime Video has hired former Eurodata exec Sahar Baghery as senior business development executive for EMEA. In the newly created position, Baghery will be in charge of expanding Amazon’s business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. She will be based in London. Most recently, she worked with the France-based Authors and Composers […]

Amazon to launch The Grand Tour videogame

Amazon Game Studios is due to launch an episodic racing game based on Prime Original series, The Grand Tour. The Grand Tour Game will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and will be updated weekly during season three of the show to tie-in with the cars and locations from each week’s episode. Amazon said that The Grand […]

Amazon unscripted content chief to exit

Amazon’s head of unscripted, Heather Schuster, is to exit the company after an internal investigation into alleged inappropriate behavior was administered by the company. While Amazon has made no formal comment, Schuster’s exit arrived after the company launched an investigation on inappropriate comments made during meetings and misuse of power, according to Deadline, which first reported […]

Comcast to be first US operator to launch Amazon Prime Video

Comcast has partnered with Amazon in a deal that will establish it as the first US pay TV operator to launch Prime Video integrated into its television platform. Amazon Prime Video is due to launch on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 later this year, allowing viewers to watch Prime Originals like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, […]

Amazon to continue focus on Prime Channels build-out

Amazon said it plans to continue growing its Amazon Prime Channels service but would not speculate on whether it aims to take on pay TV providers by offering a ‘skinny bundle’ offering. Speaking on the company’s second quarter earnings call, Amazon’s director of investor relations, David Fildes, declined to speculate on future plans but said […]

TDG: free shipping, not content, is key driver for Amazon Prime

The vast majority of Amazon Prime users in the US still sign up for the service because they can benefit from free shipping of goods rather than to access Amazon Prime Video content, according to new research by The Diffusion Group (TDG). According to TDG, 79% of Amazon Prime users cite free shipping as the […]

Streaming services overtake UK pay TV as viewing revolution gathers pace

Subscriptions to OTT TV services Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV have overtaken traditional pay TV services in the UK, according to figures compiled by media and telecom regulator Ofcom. According to Ofcom’s latest Media Nations report, which covers major trends in UK television, pay TV revenues also declined last year after a period […]

Report: Amazon tests smart TV set for UK market

Amazon is reportedly testing a smart TV set in the UK, which will mark its latest push into the video streaming market. According to a report by UK paper The Telegraph, the smart TV was developed alongside a group of Chinese manufacturers and is being tested by the DTG. The Telegraph claims that Amazon’s UK-targeted TV […]

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