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Apple reportedly poaches Amazon’s DeLorenzo as it looks to sports

Apple has reportedly hired Amazon’s James DeLorenzo as it looks to make a push towards sports for Apple TV. According to a report from Recode Media, the iPhone maker, which has aspirations to make the Apple TV app something akin to the ‘Google of the TV’, wants to put greater emphasis on live sports content, […]

AMC Networks announces UK distribution deals with Apple and Amazon for Acorn TV

Acorn TV, the British content streamer owned and operated by AMC Networks, has announced distribution deals with Apple and Amazon. After launching in April, the streamer will be accessible to users via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV channels. Prospective users will be able to subscribe to the SVOD via their platform of choice […]

Amazon and WarnerMedia spar over distribution fall out

Amazon has hit out at HBO Max after the two companies failed to strike a deal enabling the recently launched streamer to be available via the retail giant’s Prime Video Channels service. HBO Max was rolled out in the US on Wednesday  offering more than 10,000 hours of content from WarnerMedia-owned brands including Game Of […]

Valorant breaks Twitch records as interest in esports surges

Valorant, the latest game from Riot which is looking to be the next breakout esport, has broken Twitch’s “single-day hours watched record in a single game category”. In total, the game saw 34 million hours watched on its release day of April 7 and hit a peak concurrent viewer total of 1.7 million – second […]

Amazon adds OCS to French Channels offering

Amazon has added Orange’s premium TV offering OCS to its Prime Video Channels line-up in France. The agreement between the pair will mean that Prime members in France will be able to subscribe and watch shows on the OCS service, which is home to HBO content in France with series including Westworld, Watchmen, The Walking […]

Amazon expands live tennis coverage to 80 tournaments

Amazon has expanded its library of live tennis rights to over 80 tournaments from the ATP and WTA, the company has said.  Prime Video will broadcast live, on-site coverage across many ATP and WTA tournaments in 2020, including combined coverage at the upcoming BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells (March 11-22), Miami Open presented by Itaú […]

Bouygues Telecom announces Amazon Prime deal

French operator Bouygues Telecom has signed a deal with Amazon to bring Prime Video to its Android set top boxes. Bouygues Telecom customers who are already Prime members can access the Prime Video app now from their Android set-top box. Through this, users will have access to Prime content such as American Gods, Carnival Row […]

Facebook’s Burns in as Twitch’s first-ever EMEA MD

Amazon’s game streaming platform Twitch has appointed Damian Burns as its first-ever managing director of EMEA. Burns joins from Facebook, where he spent five years, most recently as the social media giant’s senior director of gaming for EMEA. Prior to assuming that role in 2017, he spent two years as Facebook’s head of sales for […]

More than three quarters of young people engage in streaming password sharing

Password sharing has long served as a point of concern for streaming companies, and this has once again been demonstrated by a new study. According to new figures from Hub Entertainment Research, 31% of all consumers say they’ve given out an online TV service password to someone who doesn’t live with them. This figure rises […]

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