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Indian government considering censorship of online streamers

Streamers like Netflix and Amazon are facing the threat of censorship in India, claims a new report. According to government sources cited by Reuters, the Indian government is considering censorship of content on streaming platforms, with film and TV certification bodies already moderating public content in the country. The consideration follows a number of court […]

Amazon Prime Video Channels launches in France

Amazon has launched its Prime Video Channels offering in France, bringing a range of third-party offerings including Starzplay, TFOU Max, GulliMax, GEO Television and MGM to the Amazon Prime platform in that country. As in other markets, Amazon Prime Video Channels will be available as additional subscriptions to Prime members in France, with fees starting […]

Amazon looking to expand originals beyond core markets

Amazon is looking to further expand original production beyond the core international markets it already produces shows in, according to James Farrell, head of international originals, Amazon Studios, with shows being developed for markets including India and Japan as well as territories in Europe outside its existing core markets of the UK, Germany, Italy and […]

T-Mobile becomes first Polish operator to integrate Amazon Prime Video

T-Mobile Polska has become the first Polish service provider to add Amazon Prime Video to its TV offering, available to subscribers as of yesterday. Current and new Magenta 1 customers and subscribers to the operator’s other mobile service will be able to subscribe and pay for Amazon Prime Video as part of their account. T-Mobile […]

Amazon adds Brazilian Portuguese to Alexa, launches Echo products in Brazil

Amazon has announced the expansion of its Alexa AI assistant to Brazil with the introduction of Brazilian Portuguese. The company will also bring its Echo Dot and Echo Show 5 smart speakers to the country on October 8, followed by the launch of Amazon Echo on November 8. This is part of a significant move into Brazil […]

Vizio improves Alexa functionality

Budget TV maker Vizio has announced additional support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant across its SmartCast TV range.  Previous Alexa capabilities available allowed viewers to perform basic functions such as powering their TVs on or off, changing inputs and playing or pausing video via a nearby Amazon Echo device. The new update allows more content-focused […]

Amazon Prime Video to launch on Altice One

Amazon and Altice have announced the addition of Prime Video to the Altice One platform. Users in the US will be able to access the entire Prime Video catalogue with shows such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Carnival Row and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.   As per the nature of these kind of agreements, access to […]

Amazon launches raft of new Fire TV products, expands international presence

Amazon is to bring over 15 new Fire TV Edition devices to the North American and European markets, is to take its new Fire TV Cube to the UK, Germany and Japan. New products include what Amazon describes as he world’s first Fire TV Edition smart TV with built-in far-field voice control, the first OLED […]

New French media law to oblige Netflix to invest in local production

French minister of culture Franck Riester has presented his plans for a new media law that will impose new obligations to finance local content creation on the country’s main TV channels and on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The plan is to force channels and video-on-demand services to devote a minimum […]

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