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Telecom Italia to bundle Amazon Prime in TV packages

Telecom Italia (TIM) has expanded its content distribution deal with Amazon, meaning the TimVision service is set to become the first streaming platform in Italy with Amazon Prime entertainment and football included in its bundles alongside Disney+, Netflix, DAZN and Infinity+, according to the operator. Under the deal, customers who take TimVision Entertainment or TimVision […]

Ex-Amazon exec Jeff Blackburn joins Roku’s board of directors

US streaming device provider and FAST operator, Roku has elected former Amazon executive Jeff Blackburn to sit on the company’s board of directors. The appointment was announced at Roku annual shareholder meeting and comes as the company’s expand its board of directors. Blackburn served as Amazon’s senior vice president of global media and entertainment from […]

Africa will have 15.57m SVOD subscriptions by 2028

Africa will have 15.57 million paying SVOD subscriptions by 2028, with Netflix subscribers expected to be 45% of the region’s total, according to a report conducted by Digital TV Research (DTR). Digital TV Research reported SVOD subscriptions in Africa will be up by 9 million from the 6.15 million at end-2022. Despite fast growth, SVOD penetration […]

Amazon Prime Video restructures management to simplify decision-making

Amazon Prime Video is reorganising its international business in a bid to spur international growth while also maintaining a strong presence in local markets. Orchestrated by Amazon Prime Video’s US-based VP Kelly Day, the reshuffle sees Barry Furlong, VP of Prime Video Europe, add the Middle East and Africa to his existing remit. At the […]

Amazon vastly extends music streaming for Prime members

Amazon is extending its role as a super-aggregator of multiple sources of content in its own right by expanding its Amazon Music offering for Prime members in the US. Amazon Music is now offering a catalogue of about 100 million songs – up from two million previously – and a variety of the most popular podcasts […]

Amazon Prime gets price hike across Europe

Amazon has announced a price increase for its Prime subscription in Europe. Starting on September 15, Prime subscriptions across Europe will increase by varying amounts across the continent, with the price increasing by up to 43%. The smallest proportional increase of 20% will be applied in the UK where the price will increase from £79 […]

Amazon Prime at 200 million subscribers

Amazon has amassed 200 million Prime subscribers globally, the company has revealed. Announced in a shareholder’s letter, CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the milestone, with the company increasing its subscriber base by 25% (50 million) over the past year.  The CEO wrote: “We have 200 million Prime members, for a total in 2020 of US$126 billion […]

Amazon Prime hits 150 million users

Amazon Prime now has 150 million members worldwide, the company has announced.  Confirming the figures in its Q4 results, CEO Jeff Bezos said: “Prime membership continues to get better for customers year after year. And customers are responding – more people joined Prime this quarter than ever before, and we now have over 150 million […]

Prime Video added to RCN, Grande and Wave TiVo set top boxes

US operators RCN, Grande and Wave, have added the Amazon Prime Video app to their TiVo set-top boxes.  Users with an Amazon Prime membership can add the Prime Video app to their TiVo devices at no extra cost. The app joins an expanding roster of VOD services such as Netflix, HBO GO and Hulu.  Chris […]

Amazon and Vodafone Spain kick off ‘pioneering’ Prime collaboration

Amazon and Vodafone España have kicked off what Vodafone describes as a “pioneering agreement” that will see the operator include a subscription to Amazon Prime in its Serielovers TV pack. From today all Serielovers subscribers will have access to Amazon Prime Video as part of their subscription, giving them access to content including The Marvelous […]

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