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Amazon Prime tags additional NFL game to boost pre-Christmas ecommerce

The USA’s biggest sports league, the NFL, has extended its partnership with Amazon Prime, granting the streaming platform an additional live game on ‘black Friday’, the day after Thanksgiving. The additional game, added from 2023, builds on Amazon Prime’s package of ‘Thursday night football’ live rights (secured in an 11-year deal). On the surface, the […]

Vodacom South Africa first up with Amazon Prime Mobile Edition

Mobile telco Vodacom South Africa is making streaming video service Amazon Prime Video available to all new, existing and upgrading customers. The operator said customers were now eligible to subscribe to Prime Video or Prime Video Mobile Edition, no matter what price plan they are on, whether prepaid of post-paid. Vodacom is the first telecommunications […]

Australian Government to review outdated sports anti-siphoning rules

Australia’s new Federal Government has announced plans to hold a consultation process into the country’s controversial sports rights ‘anti-siphoning’ rules. The anti-siphoning framework was set up to give Australia’s free-to-air broadcasters the opportunity to secure rights to major sporting events – to prevent them all being acquired by PayTV players such as Foxtel. In recent […]

Amazon Prime picks up Meredith Kercher true crime film

SVOD platform Amazon Prime is ramping up its presence in the true crime market, with the acquisition of The Murder Of Meredith, a feature length documentary (1 x 90 mins) about the brutal 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. Produced by Woodcut Media, the film reframes the narrative of the events, so that […]

Amazon takes co-premiere rights for Handmaid’s Tale for UK

Amazon Prime Video has taken co-premiere rights in the UK and Ireland to the fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale, following the retail giant’s acquisition of the show’s producer last year. The drama is from MGM Television and has been sold around the world by the US studio, including to Channel 4 in the UK, which […]

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 […]