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OTT subscription penetration high among smart speaker owners

OTT penetration is very high among owners of smart speaker and smart display owners. According to new research from Parks Associates, more than 90% of these smart device owners in the US have an OTT subscription, compared to 72% of all US broadband households. Unsurprisingly, Netflix was the most popular OTT service among these device […]

Lionsgate signs output deal with Amazon

Amazon is set to be the first-window streaming home for Lionsgate films in the UK, beginning in January. The platform has struck an output deal with the studio that covers recently released and forthcoming theatrical feature films. The multi-year deal begins on 1 January 2020 and will allow Prime members access to films such as […]

Ovum: FAANG will continue to dominate streaming despite new launches

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google – the group of tech giants collectively known as FAANG – will continue to dominate the streaming video world despite the launch of multiple new services by US studios, according to an analysis by research outfit Ovum. According to Ovum’s World Information Series-Service provider service, the FAANG five are […]

Free to offer bundled Amazon Prime in France

Amazon has signed a distribution agreement with French operator Free. The deal will see the full Amazon Prime package – which includes Prime Video, Prime Music, Twitch Prime and free delivery from Amazon.fr – included in the Freebox Delta plan at no additional cost to subscribers. Amazon Prime typically costs €5.99 per month, or €49 […]

Apple TV app launches on Amazon Fire sticks

Apple is continuing to build the number of platforms on which its TV service is available with the launch of the Apple TV for Amazon’s Fire streaming devices.  The App, which looks and functions much the same as it does on Apple’s own hardware, is available on the Fire TV Stick 4k, the 2nd generation […]

Twitch launches ‘Watch Parties’ feature

Amazon-owned Twitch is testing a new feature called Watch Parties that allows streamers the ability to stream content from Amazon Prime to their viewers.  In an email sent to select affiliates and partners, the company said: “Watch Parties brings Prime Video to Twitch. You can watch a selection of Prime Video movies and TV shows […]

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 […]