Amazon launches first-party smart TVs in US

Amazon has announced the launch of its first smart TVs in the US built by the company. Confirming rumours which gathered pace earlier this month, the company has revealed the new sets along with a new Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Starting at US$409.99 for the 43-inch model, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series features […]

Amazon reportedly to launch own-brand TV sets in the US

Amazon is set to launch its own branded TV sets in the US next month. According to a report from Business Insider, the TVs will be designed and manufactured by third parties such as TCL. The report also notes that teams from Amazon Devices and Lab126 have also been developing a model designed in-house but […]

Finland’s DNA adds Amazon Prime Video to TV Hubi service

      Finnish cable and telecom service provider DNA has added Amazon Prime Video to its Android TV-based DNA TV Hubi offering. Amazon Prime Video joins Netflix, Disney+ and Paramount+ on the DNA platform. The Finnish telco said it was seeing increased demand for new streaming services, citing its own Digital Lifestyles survey, which […]

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 […]