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OTT competition heats up as HBO shows land on Amazon

The first wave of HBO programming has landed on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service in the US, giving the streaming service a slew of premium content not available on its major rival, Netflix. Amazon sealed the deal for the HBO content last month and the content has now started feeding through to its streaming service […]

Almost 60% of US connected device households subscribe to Netflix

Roughly 50% to 60% of US households that use connected consumer electronics devices now subscribe to Netflix, according to new research by Parks Associates.  The results of Parks’ Q1 2014 survey of 10,000 broadband households, announced at the Cable Show in Los Angeles, said that despite Netflix’s significant market share, the percentage of connected CE […]

Netflix makes UK gains as Amazon’s share declines

Netflix has expanded its share of the UK market in the last six months as Amazon’s recently rebranded LoveFilm service has suffered a decline, according to new research by Decipher Media. The digital consultancy’s Mediabug report claims that in the past six months Netflix has grown its membership among UK web users from 10% to […]

Roku owners use OTT services more than Apple TV users, says Parks

More Roku owners than Apple TV owners use an over-the-top (OTT) video service, according to consumer research by Parks Associates, presented at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.  Parks’ Streaming CE and Content Purchasing Habits report claims that 86% of Roku owners use a subscription OTT service compared to 77% of Apple TV owners. Some […]

Amazon confirms UK launch for original comedy

Amazon Prime Instant Video has launched original comedy series Betas in the UK. The show about wannabe entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley was one of Amazon Studios first wave of original shows alongside Alpha House and a raft of kids content. Unlike Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video has not launched its original series simultaneously around the […]

Amazon Prime Instant Video launches with Alpha House promo

Amazon Prime Instant Video will launch under its new brand – replacing Lovefilm – in the UK tomorrow, kicking off with the introduction of Amazon original political satire drama Alpha House. Amazon Prime members will be able to watch all 11 episodes of the series, which follows four US senators renting a house together and […]

Amazon cuts UK TV content deal with Warner Bros.

Amazon Prime Instant Video has sealed a deal with Warner Bros. for UK rights to a raft of the studios drama series. Prime Instant Video is replacing the Lovefilm brand in the UK this week. As the rebranding gets underway, Amazon has agreed a multiyear deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Under the terms […]

Amazon launches second wave of original pilots

Amazon’s production arm Amazon Studios has debuted a host of new original programme pilots spanning comedy, drama and kids shows. The 10 pilots launched today on Amazon-owned VOD service Lovefilm in the UK and on Prime Instant Video in the US, with a selection of the shows that prove most popular due to be made […]

Amazon orders five more original series pilots

Amazon Studios has ordered five kids series pilots for Amazon Prime Instant Video service in the US, which will also be available to watch on its LoveFilm video-on-demand service in the UK. The streaming service has been moving into original production and testing pilots with subscribers who provide feedback online, helping the OTT provider make […]

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