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BBCWW inks first children’s deal with Amazon

BBC Worldwide has acquired its first multi-year children’s licensing deal with SVOD service Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland. The deal will give subscribers in the region access to a raft of children’s TV series from CBeebies and CBBC, including Hey Duggee, Go Jetters, Sarah & Duck, Charlie & Lola and Gigglebiz as […]

Amazon to up content spend in Q3

Amazon plans to up its investment in video content in the current quarter, despite reporting a year-on-decline in net income during Q2 on the back of higher spend. Speaking on the company’s second quarter earnings call, chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky said that Amazon would continue to build on its momentum in the video space, […]

Amazon reveals originals trends in UK

Amazon Prime Video has revealed that Bryan Cranston-created drama Sneaky Pete is its most popular drama this year in the UK. Unsurprisingly, The Grand Tour ranks as its most popular unscripted series, while American Gods is its most watched fantasy series and Just Add Magic is the leading kids show. Yesterday, Amazon Studios chief Roy […]

Amazon touts local originals as Inside Edge scores

Amazon’s first original Indian drama, Inside Edge, has quickly become the most watched title on its local service, and other in-house productions are driving viewing elsewhere. Cricket-themed drama series Inside Edge, which runs to ten parts, debuted on Amazon Prime Video India on July 10. According to the e-commerce giant, “nearly 50%”of its local customer […]

Over-the-top revenues to quadruple in MENA region

Over-the-top video revenues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are set to more than quadruple between 2016 and 2022, according to new research. Digital TV Research predicts that OTT TV episodes and movies will generate revenues of US$1.75 billion by 2022, up from US$428 million in 2016, as subscription video-on-demand’s dominance over the […]

Netflix ‘under threat as top VOD net for UK youth’

Netflix remains the most popular service for British children and teenagers, but Amazon Prime Video and Now TV are gaining ground, a new study has found. Some 58% of 13-19 year-olds polled by WPP-owned ad firm MediaCom use Netflix, making it the most popular UK subscription VOD service within the age group. However, it is […]

India’s Videocon d2h to make Netflix available via set-tops

Indian DTH pay TV operator Videocon d2h has struck a deal with Netflix to provide access to the streaming video service direct from its internet-connected set-top boxes. Videocon d2h is providing access to the service via a dedicated button on its HD Smart Connect set-top remote controls. The operator’s set-tops can be connected to the […]

Netflix, Amazon UK subscribers shun ‘normal’ TV

Almost half of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video subscribers in the UK rarely watch ‘normal’ TV anymore, according to a new study. Some 43% of SVOD users have rejected linear TV services (referred to as ‘normal’ TV in the study), the research from subscription commerce specialist Zuora and UK-based research house YouGov. In total, 27% […]

Amazon picks up French dramas amid international SVOD speculation

Amazon Prime Video has acquired French dramas for the first time, as speculation over an international SVOD launch grows. The platform has bought The Bureau, which comes from Federation Entertainment and The Oligarchs Productions, and Baron Noir, which Eric Benzekri and Jean-Baptiste Delafon created. This comes soon after the European Commission indicated plans to force SVOD platforms such as […]

Amazon Prime Video’s Christmas viewing doubles in 2015

Amazon Prime members doubled their total viewing hours of Prime Video titles over the Christmas season compared to 2014, according to the e-retailer. Amazon said that its original series, The Man in the High Castle, led the way as the “most watched TV season ever on Prime Video”. It claimed the series was the most […]