Amazon Prime Channels


A new SVOD for A+E Networks UK

A+E Networks UK has launched SVOD service Crime+Investigation Play on Amazon Prime Video Channels. A+E is charging customers £3.99 (€4.50) for a monthly subscription to Crime+Investigation Play, with an initial 7-day free trial. The UK service carries true crime shows such as Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence (Season 1), Homicide Hunter (Season 3) and The Jail: 60 Days […]

BBC experimenting internationally following BBC Player launch in Germany

The BBC has confirmed it is experimenting with “different ways to reach audiences in different markets” after launching an SVOD offering via Amazon Prime Video Channels in Germany and Austria last week. BBC Player launched for the first time in Germany and Austria on November 15, with the €3.99 per-month subscription service available exclusively to […]

Amazon to continue focus on Prime Channels build-out

Amazon said it plans to continue growing its Amazon Prime Channels service but would not speculate on whether it aims to take on pay TV providers by offering a ‘skinny bundle’ offering. Speaking on the company’s second quarter earnings call, Amazon’s director of investor relations, David Fildes, declined to speculate on future plans but said […]

TDG: Amazon Channels dominates direct-to-consumer subscriptions

Amazon Prime Channels accounts for 55% of all direct-to-consumer subscriptions in the US, according to research by The Diffusion Group (TDG). The study claims that Amazon Channels is especially prominent among premium direct-to-consumer apps like HBO Now, Showtime and Starz, with more than half of HBO’s direct subscribers using Amazon Channels to purchase their service. […]