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Amazon takes on Netflix with standalone Prime Video

Amazon is going head-to-head with Netflix by launching Prime Video as a standalone, pay-monthly service for the first time in the US. In details published to its US site, Amazon revealed that it will now offer Prime Video as a US$8.99 per month subscription video-on-demand offering, as well as included in its broader Amazon Prime package. […]

BARB: Netflix leads as a quarter of UK homes take SVOD

Netflix continues to lead the UK subscription video-on-demand market by “some margin” as 24% of UK households now use one of the three main SVOD suppliers, according to BARB. UK TV ratings body’s latest UK Television Landscape report claims that almost a quarter of UK homes subscribed to Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video or Sky’s […]

Amazon ‘eyes Australia SVoD launch’

Amazon could use the launch of its new Top Gear rival motoring show to launch its SVoD service in Australia, according to local press. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Amazon is weighing the launch of its Prime Instant Video service in Australia, and could time a rollout to coincide with the launch of the […]

Amazon doubles Prime Video streaming customers outside US

Amazon said that Prime Video continues to grow internationally, reporting nearly double the number of streaming customers in Q4 2015 compared with fourth quarter 2014. Announcing its latest results, Amazon said that it was happy with its original Amazon Studios content and claimed that Prime members made The Man in The High Castle the most […]

Amazon greenlights Jim Jarmusch movie

Amazon’s latest foray into original feature films will be Paterson from Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai). The film will have a theatrical release later this year and also launch on the Prime Instant Video streaming service, aping the model pioneered by Netflix with Beasts of No Nation. The film will star […]

Amazon taps major TV networks for Streaming Partners scheme

Amazon has teamed up with major TV networks and content makers like Showtime, Starz and AMC to offer partner subscriptions to Amazon Prime customers. Amazon confirmed its much-rumoured, US-based Streaming Partners Program scheme yesterday with a host of partners that also included A+E Network, DramaFever, Curiosity Stream, Smithsonian and BroadbandTV. The over-the-top streaming program will […]

Amazon, BBC Worldwide co-produce fashion drama

Amazon Prime Instant Video and BBC Worldwide have greenlit an eight-part fashion-themed drama from UK indie Lookout Point. The Collection is set in the world of French haute couture just after the Second World War, and will launch exclusively in 2016 for Amazon Prime members in the UK. This marks the first time Amazon has ordered […]

Amazon to revamp Prime with additional online content

Amazon is reportedly planning to add more content to its Prime video offering by incorporating other online movie and TV channels into the service.  According to a Bloomberg report, which cites people with knowledge of the plans, the revamped Prime Instant Video will be similar to a cable TV subscription – without the live programming. […]

Amazon reaches out to TV scribes with Storywriter

Amazon has launched a new online tool to allow TV scribes to submit projects for the Prime Instant Video streaming service. Storywriter is cloud-based software for writers, allowing them to create TV and movie screenplays in a standardised format, offering, Amazon said, a free alternative to the costly paid-for options currently available. Amazon added that […]

HBO, Netflix ‘lead Amazon’ in terms of original content

Demand for key original series from HBO Now and Netflix far outstrips that for Amazon Prime Instant Video shows internationally, according to new research. Parrot Analytics’ study of the UK, US and Australian markets showed HBO’s Game of Thrones is by far the most demanded originally-produced series from an SVoD provider. The results were reached […]