AWS picks Selipsky as new boss

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the appointment of Salesforce exec Adam Selipsky as its new boss. He replaces Andy Jassy, who will step into the overall Amazon CEO role to be vacated by company founder Jeff Bezos later this year. The appointment marks a return to AWS for Selipsky, who spent more than a […]

Amazon NFL deal ‘harbinger’ of things to come

Amazon’s exclusive deal to stream US NFL football, announced at the end of last week, “bodes well for the streaming TV ecosystem” and could serve as “a template for other sports properties”, according to analysts at Berenberg. “We believe this deal is a harbinger of future sports deals, in that the ubiquitous involvement of streaming […]

Amazon new CTV leader in record year for market

  CTV devices reached a new peak of 109.1 million in Q4 2020 with a new top seller. According to Strategy Analytics, Amazon overtook Samsung to become the market leader for the first time in its history. The company, which launched a new range of Fire TV streaming devices towards the end of the year, […]

Amazon set for US$1 billion NFL streaming deal

Amazon is reportedly close to securing a US$ 1 billion per season deal to carry a significant portion of domestic NFL rights in the US. The streamer signed a deal with the American Football league last year to pay US$75 million per season for Thursday night football.  The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is […]

Amazon entertainment device boss Marc Whitten departs

The head of Amazon’s entertainment devices and services group – which houses the Fire TV business – has left the company to join game engine maker Unity Technologies.  Marc Whitten was the head of the division, overseeing the Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Kindle, Amazon Luna gaming and Amazon Appstore businesses. Well-known market strategist Matthew Ball […]

Parrot Analytics: Switzerland set on WandaVision

Disney+’s Marvel series WandaVision has dominated the zeitgeist of TV since its debut in January, and is the clear favourite in Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart in Switzerland for the week ending February 21. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to […]

Amazon expands Prime Video Sports into Australia

Amazon has signed a rights deal with Swimming Australia, marking the retail and service giant’s first foray into the Australian rights market. The company has reportedly been eyeing the Australian market in recent times, with the country becoming increasingly more streaming-native.  Confirming interest in the country, Amazon has swept in to replace previous rights holder […]

Amazon, Discovery and TELE System Digital announced as latest HbbTV Association members

A trio of high-profile companies have joined the HbbTV Association, the body has announced Over the past six months, Amazon, Discovery and TELE System Digital have become members of the industry association. The additions take the total membership of 77 companies from all areas of the broadcast and broadband industry, with existing members including the […]

Jeff Bezos to step down from Amazon with AWS CEO Jassy appointed new boss

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is stepping down as the head of the company he founded. The company announced that Bezos will transition to executive chair of the Amazon board in Q3, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy replacing him at the helm of the company.  Bezos has been the head of Amazon since […]

Serie A moves to second stage of rights bidding, with no offer from Amazon

Serie A is set to move into the next round of its domestic rights sale with no parties reaching the Italian league’s pricing rights. The league’s CEO Luigi De Siervo confirmed that there had been bids made by Sky, DAZN, Mediapro and Discovery, with Amazon being notable in its absence. The league had demanded €1.15 […]

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