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Indian government considering censorship of online streamers

Streamers like Netflix and Amazon are facing the threat of censorship in India, claims a new report. According to government sources cited by Reuters, the Indian government is considering censorship of content on streaming platforms, with film and TV certification bodies already moderating public content in the country. The consideration follows a number of court […]

Amazon Prime Video Channels launches in France

Amazon has launched its Prime Video Channels offering in France, bringing a range of third-party offerings including Starzplay, TFOU Max, GulliMax, GEO Television and MGM to the Amazon Prime platform in that country. As in other markets, Amazon Prime Video Channels will be available as additional subscriptions to Prime members in France, with fees starting […]

Streamers “all relatively small to linear TV” claims Netflix CEO

Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max and Peacock are “all small compared to linear TV,” thinks Netflix CEO Reed Hastings (pictured). The comments come from Hastings’ investors’ letter, following the release of Netflix’s Q3 results – where it saw a larger-than-expected increase of 6.77 million subscribers. Despite positioning Netflix as the market […]

YouTube TV launches on Fire TV 

YouTube TV, the cord-cutting offer from Google, has launched on Amazon Fire TV devices. The long-awaited announcement follows a truce reached between the companies in April. The companies restored YouTube and Prime Video to their respective devices in July, following Google’s September 2017 decision to withdraw YouTube from Amazon Echo Show devices. Several months later, […]

Parrot Analytics: Dutch joy for Stranger Things

Stranger Things has regained its place atop Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart, with the retro sci-fi series dominating attention in the Netherlands for the week ending September 24. 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 media, […]

Amazon launches raft of new Fire TV products, expands international presence

Amazon is to bring over 15 new Fire TV Edition devices to the North American and European markets, is to take its new Fire TV Cube to the UK, Germany and Japan. New products include what Amazon describes as he world’s first Fire TV Edition smart TV with built-in far-field voice control, the first OLED […]

Amazon ‘looking to expand TV reach’ with more Fire launches in Europe

Amazon is planning to launch its Fire TV offering in additional markets in Europe outside the UK and Germany in order to drive take-up of its Amazon Prime Video service, according to a report by Bloomberg. According to the report, citing unnamed sources, Amazon will outline its plans including a number of deals with media […]

Rivals gaining on still-dominant Netflix in US

Rival services Hulu and Amazon Prime are making up ground in the battle with Netflix in the US, with the latter remaining dominant but losing market share, according to eMarketer. According to the research outfit, Netflix’s share of the US OTT market will drop to 87% this year, down from 90% in 2014. It predicts […]

Amazon denies ambition to ‘gobble up rights’ and names European Studios execs

Amazon Studios’ director of European originals Georgia Brown has outlined the company’s rapidly growing commissioning structure across the continent and reiterated that the streamer doesn’t want to “gobble up all rights.” Amazon Studios has been focusing its attention on setting up offices across Europe over the past six months, with its “first phase” of appointing country-based […]

Amazon: we won’t share viewership data

Amazon will not follow Netflix’s lead in sharing viewership figures, a senior executive has revealed. Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Los Angeles, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said that the company “doesn’t embrace” sharing viewer numbers. The exec, who joined Amazon from NBC in 2018, said: “I came from the […]

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