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France’s SFR sets out packages with Amazon Ligue 1 offering

Amazon’s new French top-tier football offering is now available as part of a set of new sports packages from Altice France’s SFR. The presence of Amazon’s Pass Ligue 1 on SFR’s TV box enables the Altice-owned operator to claim to have the most complete football offering of France’s ISPs. SFR also carries RMC Sport and […]

Amazon Fire TV gets first Spanish-language news network

Estrella Media has announced the launch of its News channel on Amazon Fire TV devices. Available via the Amazon News app, Estrella News is the first Spanish-language news channel available on Amazon Fire TV devices. The channel streams news coverage from across the US, Mexico and Latin America, and covers areas including the economy, politics, […]

Canal+ to appeal as court orders it to honour Ligue 1 contract

Canal+ has said it will contest a ruling by the Nanterre commercial court ordering it to honour its contract with beIN Sports to air two matches per weekend matchday of French top-tier football. The court yesterday said that the pay TV operator could not renege on its contract to air the matches under a sub-licensing […]

Twitch drops subscription prices in Europe

Twitch has lowered the cost of its subscriptions in Europe by 20%. The Amazon-owned platform is entirely free-to-view, but viewers can buy subscriptions to individual channels in order to avoid ads on their feed and support the creators.  Subscriptions are offered in different tiers which provide a variety of different benefits to viewers, but most […]

Prime Video comes to Foxtel

The Foxtel Group has announced a distribution deal with Amazon to integrate Prime Video into its set-top boxes by the end of 2021. Customers of the Australian pay TV operator will be able to access the SVOD via the iQ3 and iQ4 STBs, along with the soon to launch iQ5. The Amazon Prime Video app […]

Amazon launches Le Pass Ligue 1, with Freebox deal

Amazon has launched its vehicle for French top-tier football. The service, called Le Pass Ligue 1, is available on the web and mobile via the Amazon Prime Video app and on the Freebox TV service thanks to a partnership with service provider Free. The service enables subscribers to watch up to eight matches per match-day […]

Twitch and Amazon Music come to Toshiba smart TVs

Amazon has agreed a deal to bring Twitch and Amazon Music to Toshiba smart TVs in the UK.  Both apps are available across Toshiba’s smart TV range produced from June 2018 onwards, including the brand’s Android, and Alexa Built-In models. The Twitch and Amazon Music apps join Toshiba’s already extensive line-up of entertainment on Toshiba […]

BeIN Sports takes legal action against football partner Canal+

BeIN Sports in France is taking legal action against its partner Canal+ over the latter’s decision not to transmit the Ligue 1 football matches it previously agreed to sublicense from the Qatar-based broadcaster. Le Monde and AFP have reported that BeIN Sports has filed a suit with the Nanterre commercial court demanding payment of €332 […]

Amazon prices Ligue 1 at €12.99 per month

Amazon has revealed what French consumers can expect to pay to watch Ligue 1. In a deal which has sunk French football into chaos, Amazon picked up the mantle vacated by Mediapro earlier this year and will carry 80% of Ligue 1 matches for the next three seasons. Amazon was handed a cut-price €275 million […]