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HBO Max, Apple TV, Netflix and other streaming apps confirmed for Xbox Series launch

A week ahead of their launch, Microsoft has confirmed the streaming apps that will be available on its new generation of Xbox consoles.  The company will release its Xbox Series X and Series S consoles on November 10, and announced the list of supported streamers in a blog post. The company confirmed that the big […]

Amazon: users don’t actually own the video content they buy on Prime

Users should not assume that they actually own their digital purchases – at least that’s what Amazon is trying to argue. A Californian woman sued Amazon in April on behalf of users in the state over the claim that the company “secretly reserves the right” to withdraw content from Prime Video – even if it […]

Amazon sees majority of UK sign-ups in Q3, but Netflix continues to dominate

Amazon Prime saw the greatest uptick in UK subscriptions during Q3, but Netflix is still dominating viewing figures. According to Kantar’s Entertainment On Demand report, Amazon Prime attracted 51% of all UK SVOD sign-ups in the three months to September. By contrast, in this time Disney+ attracted 15.4% of all sign-ups, Netflix 12.3% and Now […]

Amazon secures rights to new UK rugby tournament

Amazon has secured rights to international Rugby Union in the UK in the form of new tournament the Autumn Nations Cup, with matches exclusively available. Live rugby will be available on Prime Video at no extra cost to Prime members, alongside existing sports offerings including US Open Tennis and Premier League football. The Autumn Nations Cup will […]

Amazon Prime Video enables auto-download feature

Amazon Prime Video has enabled an auto download feature on Android devices across the UK, Germany, Japan and the US. The move means that Amazon Prime customers using the Prime Video app for Android will notice a change to how the app downloads content. By default, once a customer has downloaded and watched an episode of […]

UK government urging Premier League to broadcast all matches from upcoming season

The English Premier League is reportedly considering a 180-turn on its decision not to show all matches of the upcoming season while fans are not permitted into stadiums. According to the Times, the UK government is pushing the league to change its stance on not showing all the matches played behind closed doors over fears […]

English Premier League adds 20 additional live matches for UK broadcast

The English Premier League, which is set to kick off its 2020/21 season next month, will make an additional 20 games available on TV as fans continue to be restricted from attending matches. Due to ongoing health concerns, fans will not be permitted into stadiums until October at the earliest. However, the league will not […]

Parrot Analytics: The Umbrella Academy top of the class in Finland

Netflix’s comic book adaptation The Umbrella Academy was the most popular title in Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart by a huge margin of almost three times in Finland for the week ending August 11. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to […]

Rugby Union wants dedicated channel in next UK rights deal

The owner of professional rugby union club Sale Sharks has said that Premiership Rugby will look for a dedicated linear channel as a part of its next broadcast rights deal. Simon Orange, the owner of Sale Sharks, said that plans for a dedicated channel has been discussed by the league’s 13 clubs, with recent reports […]