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Spain’s La Liga joins Twitch

  Top-flight Spanish football league La Liga has become the first major European sports competition to launch an official account on Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch.  Twitch has primarily built its name and reputation as the leading name in game streaming, but the platform has evolved over the past couple of years to encompass a wide […]

Smart home market to rebound in H2 after shaky Q2

The EMEA smart home market is expected to make a comeback in H2 2020 following a slump in the first half of the year. According to IDC, the smart home market declined by 7.2% in Q2 year-over-year, with the market accounting for 20.29 million shipments between April and June. Amazon and Google were the only […]

Amazon sees majority of UK sign-ups in Q3, but Netflix continues to dominate

Amazon Prime saw the greatest uptick in UK subscriptions during Q3, but Netflix is still dominating viewing figures. According to Kantar’s Entertainment On Demand report, Amazon Prime attracted 51% of all UK SVOD sign-ups in the three months to September. By contrast, in this time Disney+ attracted 15.4% of all sign-ups, Netflix 12.3% and Now […]

Freeview Play launches on Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs

Digital UK and Amazon have announced a partnership that will see Freeview Play, the online service of the UK free-to-view digital-terrestrial platform, launch on Fire TV Edition TVs sets.  The player brings together 85 freeview channels, and free access to nine on-demand players including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup […]

Amazon eyes Italian Champions League rights

Amazon is reportedly eyeing a bid for the UEFA Champions League rights in Italy. According to Milano Finanza, the ecommerce giant is considering whether to take on Sky Italia in the bidding, with the Comcast-owned operator currently in the middle of a three-year €300 million rights deal for the Champions League and Europa League which […]

Serie A bidders reportedly in talks with broadcasters

A number of private equity groups seeking to invest in Italy’s Serie A are reportedly discussing media rights with a range of prospective broadcast partners. The league’s clubs are currently in the process of reviewing a one joint offer from Bain and NB Renaissance, another from a consortium led by CVC Capital and a third […]

Amazon launches game streaming service Luna

Amazon has become the latest major tech player to enter into the game streaming space with its new service Luna. The product, which will initially launch in the US before an international rollout, was announced at the company’s 2020 hardware event. It is a new cloud gaming service which promises to utilise “the incredible scale […]

Amazon launches new Fire Sticks and redesigned Fire TV UX

Amazon has launched a new cut-price Fire Stick and visual overhaul for the Fire TV UX. The company said that it will look to build on its 100 million devices sold globally with a next-generation Fire TV Stick and a cheaper Fire TV Stick Lite. The standard US$39.99 Fire TV Stick remains the same price, […]

Netflix lands on Echo Show 

Netflix will finally come to Echo Show devices, Amazon has announced. At its 2020 hardware event, the ecommerce giant said that its smart display devices will finally receive access to Netflix, with the streamer adding to services such as Hulu, Prime Video and Tubi. The absence of market leading Netflix had irked many users, especially […]