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Rings of Power delivers record-breaking launch for Amazon

Amazon has declared that its eagerly-anticipated new series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been a success with more than 25 million global viewers on its first day. The series provides audiences with their first visit to Middle Earth since the Hobbit trilogy wrapped up in 2014, and presents a drama […]

Parrot Analytics: Stranger Things continues all-conquering run

Netflix’s Stranger Things continued its all-conquering run as the most in-demand streaming original, this time in Spain for the week commencing August 14, according to Parrot Analytics latest research. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social […]

Spain’s second-tier league to launch standalone channel with distribution across 10 platforms

LaLiga Segunda, the second tier of Spanish domestic football, has agreed non-exclusive broadcast deals with ten different platforms. Telefonica’s Movistar, the incumbent rights holder which previously paid around US$40 million per season for the rights, will carry the league’s new dedicated channel. LaLiga SmartBank TV will also be carried by Orange, Amazon Prime Video, Euskaltel, […]

Amazon Prime Video to localise in key SE Asia markets

Amazon has commissioned its first slate of Southeast Asian originals for its Prime Video streaming service, as Amazon Prime localises in SE Asia markets Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines today. Three new versions of situational improvisation comedy challenge format Comedy Island have been ordered, one for each country, with Comedy Island: Indonesia, Comedy Island: Thailand and Comedy Island: Philippines all due to […]

SFR strikes Le Pass Ligue 1 deal with Amazon

Altice France-owned service provider SFR has struck a deal with Amazon that will see it distribute the latter’s Le pass Ligue 1 offering in France in combination with Amazon Prime and its own RMC Sport service. The deal for Le Pass Ligue 1 will enable SFR to offer the UEFA Champions League football tournament in […]

Amazon Prime Video France promotes Baghery to country manager

Amazon Prime Video in France has named Sahar Baghery as its new head of content, replacing Isabelle Bertrand. Baghery has been at the streamer since 2018, joining as business development chief for France and MENA and most recently leading EMEA programming for Amazon Studios. She has also worked with the France-based Authors and Composers Society, […]

Parrot Analytics: US streamer originals still most in-demand in Russia

Original drama series from Netflix and other global streamers continue to be in demand in Russia despite not being available legally in the country, according to data from Parrot Analytics. Global hit Stranger Things topped the list of most ‘in demand’ shows for the week commencing July 3. The show was over 66 times more […]

Prime Video has invested ‘more than £1bn’ in UK content

Amazon Prime Video says has invested more than £1 billion in UK TV, movies, and live sport since 2018. The streamer also used its Prime Video Presents UK showcase event to highlight new UK originals and casting news. The £1 billion invested over the last four years includes spend on UK Amazon Original series including […]

Amazon Prime Video ramps up investment in French originals

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit seven new French Amazon Original productions. Unveiling the titles at its Prime Video Presents France 2022 showcase event in Paris, Amazon Prime also offered first looks at previously announced local originals and exclusives, and revealed the list of sports talent that will anchor its upcoming coverage of Roland-Garros in France next […]

Amazon move likely as FFF opens bidding for Coupe de France rights

The French Football Federation (FFF) has opened bidding for domestic and international rights to the Coupe de France football competition for the three seasons until 2026, amid speculation that Amazon is likely to be in the running for the French rights. The domestic rights to the competition are currently held by Discovery’s Eurosport and pubcaster […]

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