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Vodafone Spain to offer Amazon Prime free for one year

Vodafone España is to give subscribers a year’s free subscription to Amazon Prime ahead of integrating Prime Video with its TV offering. Vodafone One customers and customers of Vodafone’s Red mobile plans will qualify for one year’s free subscription to Amazon Prime, valued at €36. Vodafone said that its customers would be able to enjoy […]

Amazon reveals most-binged Prime series of 2018

Amazon has revealed that Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and Homecoming are its two most-binged Prime Original series of the year on a worldwide basis. Announcing its ‘Best of Prime 2018’ stats, the e-retail giant said that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was the most recognised Prime series of the year after it picked up eight Emmy Awards, including outstanding comedy series. In […]

BBC R&D launches new interactive drama for Amazon Alexa

BBC Research and Development has launched a new interactive drama for Amazon Alexa, based on English novelist BS Johnson’s experimental 1969 work The Unfortunates. The drama is a reworked version of a BBC Radio 3 play starring Martin Freeman and listeners can access it for free by asking Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to ‘enable The Unfortunates’. It […]

Amazon wins first Children’s BAFTA

Produced by Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment for Amazon Prime Video, Tumble Leaf follows a blue fox named Fig and his caterpillar friends as they go on adventures to learn about science. The show was created by Kelli Bixler and Drew Hodges. Tumble Leaf bested Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins and Vampirina as well as Amazon Prime Video’s The Stinky And Dirty Show. […]

Amazon ‘among bidders’ for Fox US sports networks

Amazon will be among the bidders for the 22 US regional sports networks to be sold off by Disney to secure regulatory approval for its takeover of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment business, according to a report by CNBC. According to CNBC, citing unnamed sources, Amazon is bidding for all 22 networks, including a joint bid […]

Vodafone and Orange set for Amazon Prime Video in Spain

Vodafone and Orange’s Spanish units are both set to incorporate Amazon Prime Video into their offerings. Vodafone today announced a deal that will see it become the first Spanish operator to commercialise Amazon’s voice assistants Echo and Echo Dot as part of its smart home portfolio. Vodafone director of products and innovation Blanca Echániz also […]

Amazon is not too big to fail, says Bezos

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has said that the Seattle-headquartered business is “not too big to fail”. The CEO, who was speaking at a staff meeting last week, was responding to an employee question around what Bezos had learned from the bankruptcy of major North American retailers such as the 125-year-old department store Sears, which filed […]

SPT’s FunimationNow joins Amazon’s UK channels line-up

Sony Pictures Television’s anime service, FunimationNow, has joined the Amazon Prime Video Channels line-up in the UK. The rollout marks SPT’s first service launch on Prime Video in the UK and FunimationNow joins Amazon’s roster of more than 70 channels that are available as individual subscriptions for Prime subscribers. FunimationNow is priced at £4.99 per […]

UK government moves to tax tech giants

The UK government has called on digital platforms including Facebook and Amazon to “pay their fair share” with a 2% revenue tax. For the first time, the government has instituted a Digital Services Tax on the “revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces, reflecting the value they derive from UK users.” The […]

Amazon rules out Prime Video AVOD plans

Amazon has said it has no plans to launch an ad-supported version of its Prime Video service but declined to comment on speculation that an IMDb-branded AVOD service is in the works. On the company’s third quarter earnings call, Amazon executives were asked to shed light on recent reports that it is working on an […]

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