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Twitch suffers outage

Amazon-owned game streaming platform Twitch suffered an outage on March 30. The streamer confirmed on Twitter that it was investigating issues, only to say they were fixed an hour or so later. Downdetector, which monitors the status of websites, showed that users were having problems with the website, the ability to log in and poor […]

Real Madrid launches channel on Twitch

Iconic Spanish football club Real Madrid has launched a channel on Amazon-owned video game streamer Twitch.  The channel was launched to coincide with La Liga’s esports tournament which attracted more than a million viewers and happened to be won by Real Madrid striker Marco Asensio. A sports team operating a Twitch channel is not a […]

Amazon makes kids content free during coronavirus; launches profiles

Amazon is making a portion of its children’s programming available for free as the world battles against the coronavirus pandemic. The company announced that 40 family and kids’ shows will be available for all Amazon customers, regardless or whether they have a Prime subscription. Series available include Arthur, Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom […]

Disney postpones French Disney+ rollout as major streamers agree to reduce bandwidth usage

The roll-out of Disney+ has been delayed across France in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, following a request from the country’s government concerned about the increasing strain on broadband services. The much-anticipated service had been due to launch in France on 24 March, in line with numerous other European countries including Ireland, the UK, […]

Amazon adds OCS to French Channels offering

Amazon has added Orange’s premium TV offering OCS to its Prime Video Channels line-up in France. The agreement between the pair will mean that Prime members in France will be able to subscribe and watch shows on the OCS service, which is home to HBO content in France with series including Westworld, Watchmen, The Walking […]

Netflix produced nine times more content than Amazon in 2019 with international expansion key

Netflix’s clear focus on original content has been underlined by a new report which revealed the streamer launched about nine times as much original programming as primary competitor Amazon Prime Video. According to new figures from Omdia’s Original Online Production Report – 2020, Netflix released 2,701 hours of original programming in 2019, compared to 314 […]

Twitch partners with Comscore for ad measurement

Amazon-owned game streamer Twitch has signed a partnership with measurement company Comscore. The deal adds tagless audience reporting of Twitch livestreaming, including gaming and esports insights, to Comscore digital audience solutions, which the measurement firm says will provide “a complete, unduplicated view into digital consumption behaviors” Comscore will integrate Twitch video metrics such as minutes […]

BritBox launches on Amazon Fire TV

ITV/BBC joint venture BritBox has launched on Amazon Fire TV. The service launched in the UK in November 2019, and offers access to celebrated British programming such as Top Gear, Downton Abbey, Happy Valley and Gavin & Stacey, with many box sets including Cold Feet, Classic Doctor Who, Only Fools and Horses, Shetland and Broadchurch […]

Amazon expands live tennis coverage to 80 tournaments

Amazon has expanded its library of live tennis rights to over 80 tournaments from the ATP and WTA, the company has said.  Prime Video will broadcast live, on-site coverage across many ATP and WTA tournaments in 2020, including combined coverage at the upcoming BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells (March 11-22), Miami Open presented by Itaú […]

BT revamps pay TV packages with flexible structure

BT has launched a range of new ‘flexible’ TV packages as it looks to disrupt the UK’s pay TV market and keep pace with the rising tide of streamers.  Launching on February 21, the company will offer 24-month flexible TV packages which are designed to allow customers to upgrade, downgrade and add bolt-ons on a […]

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