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Amazon Prime Video France promotes Baghery to country manager

Amazon Prime Video in France has named Sahar Baghery as its new head of content, replacing Isabelle Bertrand. Baghery has been at the streamer since 2018, joining as business development chief for France and MENA and most recently leading EMEA programming for Amazon Studios. She has also worked with the France-based Authors and Composers Society, […]

Parrot Analytics: US streamer originals still most in-demand in Russia

Original drama series from Netflix and other global streamers continue to be in demand in Russia despite not being available legally in the country, according to data from Parrot Analytics. Global hit Stranger Things topped the list of most ‘in demand’ shows for the week commencing July 3. The show was over 66 times more […]

Amazon Freevee comes to Android in the UK

Amazon’s Freevee streaming service (FKA IMDb TV) has expanded its UK distribution with the launch of an app for Android devices. The app is available today on Google TV on Android TV OS devices in the UK, with further availability on Android mobile devices in the coming weeks. The Amazon Freevee app will launch across […]

Twitch streaming record broken during boxing event

Spanish streamer Ibai Llanos Garatea (Ibai) has broken Twitch’s record for most concurrent streams. The Amazon-owned streaming platform announced on Twitter that Ibai reached a peak of over 3.3 million concurrent viewers on June 26 during the La Velada del Año II boxing event. With 11.1 million followers, Ibai is the fourth most-followed channel on […]

Doug Herrington upped to retail CEO at Amazon

Amazon has announced the appointment of Doug Herrington as its new retail CEO. The announcement comes several weeks after the company announced that 23-year veteran Dave Clark would step down from his role of consumer business CEO. Clark has since announced that he will be taking over as CEO of supply chain software maker Flexport […]

Shorts TV expands SVOD to US with Amazon Prime Video Channels

Short film network Shorts TV has announced a deal with Amazon to launch its SVOD service on Prime Video Channels in the US. The SVOD is available for US$1.99 per month after a seven-day free trial, and offers access to 500 short films including the Kiera Knightley-starring The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide […]

Amazon consumer CEO Dave Clark announces departure

Amazon’s long-serving consumer business CEO has handed in his resignation, the company has announced. Dave Clark has served at the company for 23 years, rising from managing a warehouse in Kentucky to overseeing the company’s overall retail business. He was also tasked with managing Amazon’s warehouse and shipping operations, and oversaw the retail business during […]

Prime Video has invested ‘more than £1bn’ in UK content

Amazon Prime Video says has invested more than £1 billion in UK TV, movies, and live sport since 2018. The streamer also used its Prime Video Presents UK showcase event to highlight new UK originals and casting news. The £1 billion invested over the last four years includes spend on UK Amazon Original series including […]

Hisense launches first Amazon Fire TV set

TV maker Hisense has revealed its first set to integrate Amazon Fire TV. The 50-inch set will offer the full Fire TV experience, including integration with the Alexa AI assistant. It provides access to more than 1 million TV episodes and movies from apps including Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and HBO Max. In terms […]

IMDb TV to become Amazon Freevee, plans launch in Germany

Amazon’s AVOD service IMDb TV is rebranding as Amazon Freevee, with plans to grow its slate of originals by 70% and roll out in Germany later this year. The service, which is currently available in the US and the UK, will officially change its name on 27 April, more than two years after its 2019 US […]