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Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin leaves streaming company

Kevin Lin, a co-founder of live streaming platform Twitch, is to leave the Amazon company. His departure leaves CEO Emmett shear as the only remaining Twitch co-founder still at the company, with Justin Kan, Kyle Vogt and Michael Seibel all having left in recent years. Lin spent the majority of his time with the company […]

HBO Max finally arrives on Amazon devices

WarnerMedia’s premium SVOD has arrived on Amazon devices, ending a months-long impasse between the two giants. As of November 17, users of Fire devices – ranging from Amazon’s Fire TV streaming sticks to the company’s low-cost tablets – will be able to access the streamer, with HBO Max replacing the now-defunct HBO Now. Existing users […]

Film1 launches on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands

SPI International-owned Film1 has launched three of its channels on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands. Amazon Prime Video Channels launched across Spain, Italy and the Netherlands this week, allowing existing subscribers to add a wide array of other video services to their package. Film1 is the latest addition in the Dutch country, with […]

Amazon launches Prime Video Channels service in Spain, Italy and the Netherlands

Amazon Prime Video Channels has landed in Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, allowing existing subscribers to add a wide array of other video services to their package. Already available in the US, Canada, the UK, Japan and Germany, the add-on subscription service will bring channels including Starzplay, MGM, Nick Jr.’s Noggin and OUTtv to these […]

Juventus channel launches on Amazon

Italian football club Juventus has launched its in-house TV channel on Amazon Prime Video channels, with the ecommerce and media giant increasingly being linked with rights to Serie A. Launching as a part of the rollout of Amazon channels in Italy, Prime customers in the country will have access to the dedicated Juventus channel for […]

Amazon hires ex-BritBox chief Soumya Sriraman to lead US channels business

Amazon has hired BritBox’s recently departed president & CEO for North America Soumya Sriraman to oversee its channels business in the US.  She becomes the US head of Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, which operates access to networks including Starz, Showtime, HBO and Starz among numerous others, and replaces Daniel Brown, who had held the role for […]

Amazon: users don’t actually own the video content they buy on Prime

Users should not assume that they actually own their digital purchases – at least that’s what Amazon is trying to argue. A Californian woman sued Amazon in April on behalf of users in the state over the claim that the company “secretly reserves the right” to withdraw content from Prime Video – even if it […]

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 […]