Raducanu US Open final attracts peak of over 9 million viewers for Channel 4

Channel 4’s coverage of Emma Raducanu’s inspiring US Open win was watched by a peak audience of over 9 million Brits. The US Open rights are held in the UK by Amazon, but the tech giant agreed a last-minute deal with Channel 4 to ensure the final was available on free-to-air TV in the country.  […]

Amazon launches first-party smart TVs in US

Amazon has announced the launch of its first smart TVs in the US built by the company. Confirming rumours which gathered pace earlier this month, the company has revealed the new sets along with a new Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Starting at US$409.99 for the 43-inch model, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series features […]

Amazon reportedly to launch own-brand TV sets in the US

Amazon is set to launch its own branded TV sets in the US next month. According to a report from Business Insider, the TVs will be designed and manufactured by third parties such as TCL. The report also notes that teams from Amazon Devices and Lab126 have also been developing a model designed in-house but […]

Finland’s DNA adds Amazon Prime Video to TV Hubi service

      Finnish cable and telecom service provider DNA has added Amazon Prime Video to its Android TV-based DNA TV Hubi offering. Amazon Prime Video joins Netflix, Disney+ and Paramount+ on the DNA platform. The Finnish telco said it was seeing increased demand for new streaming services, citing its own Digital Lifestyles survey, which […]

SeaChange taps AWS for AI and ML-enabled user cases

Video technology company SeaChange has strengthened its partnership with Amazon Web Services to enable enhanced data analytics on top of its cloud-based video delivery platform. Building on a collaboration that dates back to 2016, SeaChange is tapping AWS’s artificial intelligence and machine learning services to facilitate understanding of end-user engagement and improve customer business outcomes, the […]

France’s SFR sets out packages with Amazon Ligue 1 offering

Amazon’s new French top-tier football offering is now available as part of a set of new sports packages from Altice France’s SFR. The presence of Amazon’s Pass Ligue 1 on SFR’s TV box enables the Altice-owned operator to claim to have the most complete football offering of France’s ISPs. SFR also carries RMC Sport and […]

ITV moves playout systems to AWS

UK pubcaster ITV has confirmed a move of its simulcast channel delivery into AWS cloud. The ITV live streaming platform provides six linear channels to the ITV Hub app and delivers these channels directly to third-party distribution partners like Amazon Prime.  ITV Hub, the broadcaster’s VOD service, previously relied on 15 on-premises encoders. The broadcaster […]

Amazon launches Le Pass Ligue 1, with Freebox deal

Amazon has launched its vehicle for French top-tier football. The service, called Le Pass Ligue 1, is available on the web and mobile via the Amazon Prime Video app and on the Freebox TV service thanks to a partnership with service provider Free. The service enables subscribers to watch up to eight matches per match-day […]

UK government gives ok to Premier League rights rollover

The UK government has greenlit the English Premier League’s plans to rollover its domestic broadcast deals. Initially announced in May, the three-year rights deals were agreed directly with broadcasters Sky, BT and Amazon. This skipped an auction which would have wiped hundreds of millions off the rights value, given the downward trend for rights deals […]

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