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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 […]

Orange España offers free Amazon Prime, commissions first original

Orange España has struck a deal with Amazon that will enable it to provide Amazon Prime as part of its convergent Love offering. Customers that sign up for the Love, Love Max or Love Negocio offerings from August will be able to benefit from Amazon Prime free of charge as part of their package for […]

Amazon signs night rights for Roland-Garros

Amazon has continued its reach into the European sports broadcast market with the acquisition of rights to Roland-Garros. Amazon is currently the exclusive rightsholder for the US Open, ATP and WTA tours in the UK. The deal will see Amazon have live broadcast rights to the competition from 2021-2023, though only for the new night […]

Amazon looks to grow video advertising business

Amazon is looking to grow its video advertising business with a series of initatives in the near future, according to investor relations director Dave Fildes. Answering a question on the e-retail giant’s latest quarterly earnings call, Fildes said that “one of the focus areas for us will be expanding our video and OTT offerings for […]

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 […]

Prime Video and YouTube brought back to Google and Amazon products

Google and Amazon have restored their video services to each others devices after almost a year and a half of sparring.  In a statement sent out on Tuesday, Amazon announced the launch of the YouTube app for Fire TV, complete with support for Alexa. Almost simultaneously, Google issued its own statement announced support for Amazon […]

Amazon to broadcast ‘Twitch Sells Out’ on Prime Day 15-16 July

Amazon-owned Twitch is to broadcast an Amazon Prime Day TV channel for the event. The channel, which apes the style of shopping channels such as QVC, will run from 10am to 10pm PT on July 15-16.  On its blog, Twitch has said that it has “gone through every single item on sale for Prime Day […]

Acorn TV grows distribution footprint

Acorn TV has grown its distribution footprint, expanding to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon and Android TV. The AMC-owned SVOD – which is focused on British programming and international drama – is now available on Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels Canada and Android TV. For Apple, customers in the […]

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