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Facebook’s Burns in as Twitch’s first-ever EMEA MD

Amazon’s game streaming platform Twitch has appointed Damian Burns as its first-ever managing director of EMEA. Burns joins from Facebook, where he spent five years, most recently as the social media giant’s senior director of gaming for EMEA. Prior to assuming that role in 2017, he spent two years as Facebook’s head of sales for […]

Fire TV hits 40 million users

There are now more than 40 million monthly active users of Fire TV devices, Amazon has said. This latest figure is up 8% from the 37 million monthly active users Amazon announced in September. Fire TV started life in 2014 as an inexpensive streaming stick, but the range has since been expanded to include the […]

StarTimes picks up FA Cup in sub-Saharan Africa

StarTimes, the Chinese pay TV broadcaster with a strong presence in Africa, has acquired the rights to the English FA Cup and FA Community Shield in sub-Saharan Africa. Running through 201, the deal will allow the broadcaster to show the competition in all languages across its eight sports channels and ON OTT streaming service. StarTimes […]

Prime Video added to RCN, Grande and Wave TiVo set top boxes

US operators RCN, Grande and Wave, have added the Amazon Prime Video app to their TiVo set-top boxes.  Users with an Amazon Prime membership can add the Prime Video app to their TiVo devices at no extra cost. The app joins an expanding roster of VOD services such as Netflix, HBO GO and Hulu.  Chris […]

Rambler sues Twitch €2.5 billion over EPL piracy

Russian tech firm Rambler has filed a lawsuit against the Amazon-owned live streaming platform Twitch over its failure to adequately police pirate broadcast of English Premier League games. As per Russian business paper Kommersant, the company, which is effectively the Russian version of Google, is suing the streamer for RUB180 billion (€2.55 billion). Rambler cites […]

Amazon secures Champions League rights in Germany

Amazon has secured rights to Champions League football in Germany for the 2021-22 season, according to local press.  According to the DWDL.de news service, Amazon has confirmed its report that the streaming service has secured a top Champions League package. According to the news site, Amazon has won the A1 package that includes top matches […]

Amazon significantly increases Premier League’s domestic exposure

Amazon’s ownership of some Premier League rights has increased the competition’s reach by a third. According to figures from Ampere analysis, Amazon – which reportedly paid £90 million for 20 live matches per season through to 2022 – has extended the reach of live coverage to nearly three-quarters of domestic fans.  According to the study, […]

KPN offering Amazon Prime Video via its TV UI

Dutch service provider KPN has integrated Amazon Prime Video into its TV user interface, allowing users to access the service direct from the TV menu in what the company describes as a first for the Dutch market. Customers that have signed up for Amazon Prime Video will be able to get direct access via the […]

Double boost for Amazon Prime Video in Dutch and UK markets

Dutch telco KPN has revealed plans to add Amazon Prime Video to its Interactive TV menu. This makes KPN Interactive TV the first television platform in the Netherlands where users can watch Amazon Prime directly from their TV menu. The move will give KPN customers easier access to a large selection of films and TV […]

BT launches Pre-Xmas Amazon Prime deal and expands 4K/HDR offer

UK telco BT is offering all new and re-contracting customers of its streaming platform BT TV the chance to watch Amazon Prime Video free for six months. The offer means users will be able to access hit shows such as The Grand Tour, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, Good Omens as well […]

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