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Prime Video added to RCN, Grande and Wave TiVo set top boxes

US operators RCN, Grande and Wave, have added the Amazon Prime Video app to their TiVo set-top boxes.  Users with an Amazon Prime membership can add the Prime Video app to their TiVo devices at no extra cost. The app joins an expanding roster of VOD services such as Netflix, HBO GO and Hulu.  Chris […]

Rambler sues Twitch €2.5 billion over EPL piracy

Russian tech firm Rambler has filed a lawsuit against the Amazon-owned live streaming platform Twitch over its failure to adequately police pirate broadcast of English Premier League games. As per Russian business paper Kommersant, the company, which is effectively the Russian version of Google, is suing the streamer for RUB180 billion (€2.55 billion). Rambler cites […]

Amazon secures Champions League rights in Germany

Amazon has secured rights to Champions League football in Germany for the 2021-22 season, according to local press.  According to the DWDL.de news service, Amazon has confirmed its report that the streaming service has secured a top Champions League package. According to the news site, Amazon has won the A1 package that includes top matches […]

Amazon significantly increases Premier League’s domestic exposure

Amazon’s ownership of some Premier League rights has increased the competition’s reach by a third. According to figures from Ampere analysis, Amazon – which reportedly paid £90 million for 20 live matches per season through to 2022 – has extended the reach of live coverage to nearly three-quarters of domestic fans.  According to the study, […]

KPN offering Amazon Prime Video via its TV UI

Dutch service provider KPN has integrated Amazon Prime Video into its TV user interface, allowing users to access the service direct from the TV menu in what the company describes as a first for the Dutch market. Customers that have signed up for Amazon Prime Video will be able to get direct access via the […]

Double boost for Amazon Prime Video in Dutch and UK markets

Dutch telco KPN has revealed plans to add Amazon Prime Video to its Interactive TV menu. This makes KPN Interactive TV the first television platform in the Netherlands where users can watch Amazon Prime directly from their TV menu. The move will give KPN customers easier access to a large selection of films and TV […]

BT launches Pre-Xmas Amazon Prime deal and expands 4K/HDR offer

UK telco BT is offering all new and re-contracting customers of its streaming platform BT TV the chance to watch Amazon Prime Video free for six months. The offer means users will be able to access hit shows such as The Grand Tour, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, Good Omens as well […]

OTT subscription penetration high among smart speaker owners

OTT penetration is very high among owners of smart speaker and smart display owners. According to new research from Parks Associates, more than 90% of these smart device owners in the US have an OTT subscription, compared to 72% of all US broadband households. Unsurprisingly, Netflix was the most popular OTT service among these device […]

Lionsgate signs output deal with Amazon

Amazon is set to be the first-window streaming home for Lionsgate films in the UK, beginning in January. The platform has struck an output deal with the studio that covers recently released and forthcoming theatrical feature films. The multi-year deal begins on 1 January 2020 and will allow Prime members access to films such as […]

Ovum: FAANG will continue to dominate streaming despite new launches

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google – the group of tech giants collectively known as FAANG – will continue to dominate the streaming video world despite the launch of multiple new services by US studios, according to an analysis by research outfit Ovum. According to Ovum’s World Information Series-Service provider service, the FAANG five are […]