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Amazon Prime Instant Video strikes deal with Studiocanal

Amazon Prime Instant Video has struck a deal with Studiocanal to add a range of the latter’s content to its programming line-up in the UK and Germany.  Prime Instant Video will get the exclusive first-run pay TV rights to all Studiocanal theatrical titles in the UK and Germany, including upcoming titles Paddington and Shaun the […]

Amazon’s head of digital video to step down

Amazon’s vice president of digital video and music, Bill Carr, is reportedly leaving the firm after 15 years at the business. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Carr announced his departure internally earlier this week and is due to leave at the end of the year. It is unclear where he will go next. […]

Netflix effect will help German video spend to grow

Consumer spending on video entertainment in Germany will grow by 2% this year to reach €6.9 billion, following 5% growth in 2013, with an expectation that it will reach €7.4 billion by 2018, according to research by Futuresource Consulting. According to Futuresource, growth will be driven primarily by pay TV services, combined with growth in […]

Amazon Prime Instant Video launches on Android phones

Amazon has launched its Prime Instant Video OTT service on Android phones in the UK, Germany and US for the first time.  The retail giant said that Amazon Prime members will be able to access its Prime Instant Video catalogue of “tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes” via an update for the Amazon […]

Vikings, Extant lead Amazon UK ‘ratings’

The first seasons of Vikings and Extant are the most popular content on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service in the UK, the e-commerce giant has said. According to Amazon, Vikings season one is Prime’s most-watched show since February, followed by Extant, Vikings season two, Black Sails season one and The Walking Dead season one. Amazon is […]

More kids pilots for Amazon

Amazon Prime Instant Video’s latest children’s programming pilots comprise three cartoons and a pair of live-action series. The SVOD service’s content arm, Amazon Studios, has greenlit animated shows The Stinky & Dirty Show, Buddy: Tech Detective and Niko and the Sword of Light, and live-action shows Table 58 and Just Add Magic. They join the […]

Amazon to launch third pilot season this month

Amazon Prime Instant Video is launching its latest season of pilots in the US and UK on August 28. Later this month, Amazon Prime subscribers will be offered five pilots: half-hour comedies The Cosmopolitans, Really and Red Oaks, and long-long dramas Hand of God and Hysteria. Launching scripted drama and comedy pilots on the same […]

Amazon lands US Mad Dogs remake

Amazon Prime Instant Video has reportedly landed the US remake of BSkyB drama Mad Dogs. Left Bank Pictures, the UK-based Sony Pictures Television prodco, is to coproduce a pilot of the scripted format with its parent studio, according to Deadline. This will be part of Amazon’s latest round of piloted projects season, which effectively hands […]

Netflix ahead in terms of content, says Piper Jaffray

Netflix is ahead of rival Amazon by “a wide margin” when it comes to licensing popular TV and film content, according to a research note by Piper Jaffray & Co. The US research firm claimed that Netflix currently offers 32% of the 75 top-rated TV shows from the past four seasons, compared to 12% by […]

Amazon UK snags Mad Men and Lionsgate TV content

Amazon has struck a programming deal with Lionsgate UK for a range of content including Mad Men and Charlie Sheen comedy Anger Management. The exclusive deal means Amazon’s Prime Instant Video customers in the UK can stream the Lionsgate fare, which also includes comedy drama Weeds and country music drama Nashville. The agreement is a […]