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Amazon secures WTA tennis for UK and Ireland

Amazon has secured exclusive rights to Women’s Tennis Association matches in a four-year deal for the UK and Ireland, giving Prime members exclusive access to WTA tournaments from 2020 to 2024. Amazon said that the WTA will join Prime Video’s tennis coverage of 37 ATP Tour events from 2019 to 2023, and the US Open from […]

Amazon hires Nickelodeon social media VP

Amazon has poached 17-year Viacom veteran Dave Perry as its head of social media for Prime Video. Perry, whose most recent work was as VP of social media marketing for Nickelodeon, will be responsible for Prime Video’s global social-media marketing efforts, specifically with the directive to drive acquisition and retention of Prime membership. Social media […]

Disney+ ‘to lead’ doubling of western Europe SVOD base

Subscription video-on-demand numbers in western Europe are set to double over the next five years, with Disney+ contributing hugely to the boom, according to a report by Digital TV Research. According to the Western Europe OTT TV and Video Forecast Report, SVOD gross subscriptions – meaning each subscription service taken up by households – in […]

Amazon Channels to launch in France

Amazon Channels is to launch in France at the end of the month, according to reports by Les Echos and NPA Conseil. According to financial daily Les Echos, Amazon will launch its OTT TV channels offering in metropolitan Franceon May 30. The majority of channels will be available for between €3 and €5 without a […]

Amazon launches new Fire for kids with added FreeTime

Amazon has launched a new Fire tablet specifically for kids bundled with a year’s free Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscription and a doubling of the amount of Spanish-language content available for kids. The Amazon Fire 7 Kids edition, which will cost US$99.99 (€89) in the US, will come with a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the […]

History Play launches in UK and Germany on Amazon Channels

Amazon has added the A+E Networks’ History Play streaming service to its line-up of Prime Video Channels in the UK, Germany and Austria, marking the first time the service has been available in the three countries. Prime members will gain access to History Play with an add -n subscription of £3.99 in the UK and €3.99 per month […]

Orange Spain launches Amazon Prime on Android boxes

Orange España has launched Amazon Prime Video on its Android TV set-top, making it the second operator in the country to add Amazon’s streaming video service to its TV offering after regional cable operator Euskaltel. The move means that Orange’s TV customers in Spain can now access the Amazon Prime Video catalogue, including titles such […]

Amazon looks to delivery to boost Prime but promises more investment in content

Amazon is seeking to bolster engagement with Amazon Prime, which includes its video and music streaming offerings, with an improved shipping service. The company has also changed the way it accounts for expenditure on original video in a way will reduce its impact on cost of sales. Speaking on the e-commerce giant’s Q1 earnings call, […]

TalkTalk TV to offer Amazon Prime Video via set-top

TalkTalk has become the latest UK service provider to offer Amazon Prime Video to its TV offering following Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media’s addition of the streaming service this week. TalkTalk’s he deal with Amazon will see the service join the TalkTalk TV range of streaming apps The move means that viewers will also be able […]

Amazon reportedly looking to launch free music service

Amazon is in talks to launch a free music streaming service that will see it go head-to-head with Spotify, according to a report by Billboard. According to the report, citing unnamed sources, Amazon is in discussion with music labels to obtain licences for a service that would be made available through its voice-activated Echo speakers […]

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