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Amazon unveils Fire TV Cube

Amazon has unveiled the Fire TV Cube, a hands-free 4K Ultra HD streaming media player that incorporates the same Alexa voice controls found in its Echo devices. The Fire TV Cube is designed to make it easy for viewers to use Alexa to find TV shows and movies, hands-free from across the room. Alexa can […]

Amazon breaks into English Premier League with new deal

Amazon Prime Video has broken the hold of Sky and BT on the English Premier League by securing the rights to air two full rounds of 20 matches per season, including bank holiday fixtures, in addition to weekly highlights. Amazon will exclusively live-stream the matches for three years from the 2019-20 season. The matches, and […]

Amazon launches Alexa and Amazon Prime Music in France

Amazon has launched its Alexa and Echo voice-enabled assistants in France, with TV technology provider Netgem named among the companies that will integrate the technology in their devices. The launch of Alexa means that French customers will be able to purchase Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot voice-controlled speakers, while French developers will be able […]

Vodafone to offer Amazon Prime Video with mobile plans

Vodafone UK has teamed up with Amazon to become the first UK mobile company to offer Amazon Prime Video as part of its mobile plans. The agreement means that Vodafone UK customers will be able to enjoy Amazon prime Video series such as The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and The Grand Tour, and forthcoming series Cloak […]

Parks: 40% of US homes own streaming media players

Almost 40% of US broadband households owned streaming media players at the beginning of 2018, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that Roku maintained its lead in the market, holding a steady 37% of the market. Amazon ranked second, increasing its share of the US streaming media player market by 4% since last […]

IHS: online video services the ‘go-to platforms’ for content

Online video services are now the go-to platforms for content in an age of portable devices and out-of-home viewing, according to an IHS Markit survey of internet users in the US, UK, Brazil, Japan and Germany. YouTube, Netflix and Amazon were the most popular video platforms in the five countries surveyed, beating pay TV and […]

Starzplay launches on Amazon Channels in UK and Germany

Amazon is set to add Starzplay, from US TV Network and Lionsgate Company Starz, in the UK and Germany. European viewers will now have the opportunity to view exclusive Starz series in one place, including new Starz originals also launching today in the US. Viewers can now get a hold of new shows Vida and Sweetbitter and popular series […]

Amazon Studios names Vernon Sanders as co-head of TV

TV industry veteran Vernon Sanders has been drafted in as co-head of television at Amazon Studios. Working alongside Albert Cheng, he will oversee creative and production units for Amazon Prime Video. Commenting on the appointment, Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke said: “Vernon’s undeniable expertise in nurturing talent and creative material will be a huge asset […]

Netgem launches SoundBox HD in UK with year’s free Amazon Prime

TV technology outfit Netgem has launched an all-in-one smart soundbar and TV box in the UK market in partnership with Amazon. Netgem has struck a deal with Amazon to offer its SoundBox HD direct to consumers via the Amazon website along with a year’s subscription to Amazon Prime for a price of £249. Netgem has […]

BT to include Amazon Prime in TV offering as it unveils convergence plan

BT is to include Amazon Video as part of its TV offering as it pivots its fixed broadband service to become part of a “converged network division” under new consumer business CEO Marc Allera. In addition to the Amazon Video app BT said it would make Sky’s Now TV available to TV customers from next […]

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