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Acorn TV on Prime in Spain

AMC Networks’ British content streamer Acorn TV has launched in Spain on Amazon. The €3.99 per month SVOD is available on Amazon Prime Video as an add-on subscription, and offers a wide range of content from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada, in both their Castilian dubbed and subtitled versions. Highlights on […]

Amazon NFL deal ‘harbinger’ of things to come

Amazon’s exclusive deal to stream US NFL football, announced at the end of last week, “bodes well for the streaming TV ecosystem” and could serve as “a template for other sports properties”, according to analysts at Berenberg. “We believe this deal is a harbinger of future sports deals, in that the ubiquitous involvement of streaming […]

Amazon new CTV leader in record year for market

  CTV devices reached a new peak of 109.1 million in Q4 2020 with a new top seller. According to Strategy Analytics, Amazon overtook Samsung to become the market leader for the first time in its history. The company, which launched a new range of Fire TV streaming devices towards the end of the year, […]

Fears over streaming content as Indian Supreme Court rules in favour of screening mechanism

India is heading towards increased scrutiny of content on streaming services, with the country’s Supreme Court ruling in favour of a screening mechanism. Foreign streaming services have been in the crosshairs of the government for some time due to their ability to air free of censorship. Netflix faced calls for censorship over its series A […]

BritBox joins Amazon Prime Video Channels

BritBox, the streaming joint-venture of BBC Studios and ITV, has announced that it will join Prime Video Channels. The service will be available as an add-on subscription in Spring 2021 in the UK, significantly increasing its availability to approximately 90% of video-on-demand homes in the country. This will also mark the first time that BritBox […]

Amazon set for US$1 billion NFL streaming deal

Amazon is reportedly close to securing a US$ 1 billion per season deal to carry a significant portion of domestic NFL rights in the US. The streamer signed a deal with the American Football league last year to pay US$75 million per season for Thursday night football.  The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is […]

Amazon entertainment device boss Marc Whitten departs

The head of Amazon’s entertainment devices and services group – which houses the Fire TV business – has left the company to join game engine maker Unity Technologies.  Marc Whitten was the head of the division, overseeing the Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Kindle, Amazon Luna gaming and Amazon Appstore businesses. Well-known market strategist Matthew Ball […]

FIBA signs multi-year deal with Twitch to become Amazon streamer’s first international sporting federation partner

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced a multi-year deal with Amazon’s live streaming platform Twitch in an agreement described as ‘groundbreaking’. The deal is the first that Twitch has agreed with an international sporting federation, with FIBA broadcasting around 600 hours of live basketball games to its own Twitch channel for free.  In addition, […]

Twitch comes to Vestel TVs

TV maker Vestel will bring live streaming app Twitch to its smart TVs across Europe. The free app will be available to any Vestel-manufactured smart TV that have been produced from June 2018 onwards. This includes sets designed for brands including Hitachi, JVC, Telefunken and Techwood, many of which have a dedicated Twitch button on […]

Amazon sets up Fire TV production line in India

Amazon will produce Fire TV products in India, the company announced. This is the first Amazon manufacturing line in India, and it will be operated in partnership with Foxconn’s Indian subsidiary Cloud Networks Technology. In particular, the production line will be focused on producing “hundreds of thousands” of Fire TV sticks annually to meet a […]