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Amazon to increase video spend in 2019

Amazon’s chief financial officer, Brian Olsavsky, said he expects Prime Video spend to “increase even further in 2019” but would not put a price on its programming budget. Olsavsky made the comment on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, responding to a question asking for an update on the company’s ambitions in the video space. […]

Amazon ‘may scale back’ Channels

Amazon may be looking to scale back its à la carte Channels offering as new competitors enter the space, according to The Information. Amazon is scaling back its ambition to expand the service as Apple, Roku and Facebook all look to add third party content on their platforms, according to the news service. The tech […]

Amazon launches AVOD channel with IMDb

Amazon has launched Freedive, an ad-supported streaming channel featuring movies and TV shows, with the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). The AVOD will be available in the US, beginning today, on the IMDb website and on all Amazon Fire TV devices. Freedive TV customers will see the new IMDb Freedive icon in the “Your Apps & […]

Comcast rolls out Amazon Prime Video on X1

Comcast is due to roll out Amazon Prime Video on its Xfinity X1 platform over the next week, giving viewers access Prime movies, TV shows and live events. Amazon Prime Video will be integrated into the X1 guide, letting customers browse the Prime Video catalogue on Xfinity on Demand. Customers will also be able to […]

Telecom Italia integrates Amazon Prime Video

Telecom Italia (TIM) has struck an agreement with Amazon to launch the Amazon Prime Video subscription video-on-demand service on the TIMVision set-top box. The addition of Amazon Prime Video to the TIMVision offering will bring Prime originals and other content to TIMVision customers that have subscripted to Amazon Prime, including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tom […]

Vodafone Spain to offer Amazon Prime free for one year

Vodafone España is to give subscribers a year’s free subscription to Amazon Prime ahead of integrating Prime Video with its TV offering. Vodafone One customers and customers of Vodafone’s Red mobile plans will qualify for one year’s free subscription to Amazon Prime, valued at €36. Vodafone said that its customers would be able to enjoy […]

Amazon wins first Children’s BAFTA

Produced by Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment for Amazon Prime Video, Tumble Leaf follows a blue fox named Fig and his caterpillar friends as they go on adventures to learn about science. The show was created by Kelli Bixler and Drew Hodges. Tumble Leaf bested Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins and Vampirina as well as Amazon Prime Video’s The Stinky And Dirty Show. […]

Amazon ‘among bidders’ for Fox US sports networks

Amazon will be among the bidders for the 22 US regional sports networks to be sold off by Disney to secure regulatory approval for its takeover of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment business, according to a report by CNBC. According to CNBC, citing unnamed sources, Amazon is bidding for all 22 networks, including a joint bid […]

Viacom’s Paramount to make pictures for Netflix as OTT strategy takes shape

Viacom’s Paramount Pictures is to make movies for Netflix as part of a new deal between the pair, unveiled at the end of last week. Speaking on Viacom’s full-year results conference call at the end of the week, Paramount boss James Gianopoulis said that the studio was “exploring new revenue streams in addition to theatrical […]

Vodafone and Orange set for Amazon Prime Video in Spain

Vodafone and Orange’s Spanish units are both set to incorporate Amazon Prime Video into their offerings. Vodafone today announced a deal that will see it become the first Spanish operator to commercialise Amazon’s voice assistants Echo and Echo Dot as part of its smart home portfolio. Vodafone director of products and innovation Blanca Echániz also […]

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