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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 […]

Twitch and Amazon Music come to Toshiba smart TVs

Amazon has agreed a deal to bring Twitch and Amazon Music to Toshiba smart TVs in the UK.  Both apps are available across Toshiba’s smart TV range produced from June 2018 onwards, including the brand’s Android, and Alexa Built-In models. The Twitch and Amazon Music apps join Toshiba’s already extensive line-up of entertainment on Toshiba […]

BeIN Sports takes legal action against football partner Canal+

BeIN Sports in France is taking legal action against its partner Canal+ over the latter’s decision not to transmit the Ligue 1 football matches it previously agreed to sublicense from the Qatar-based broadcaster. Le Monde and AFP have reported that BeIN Sports has filed a suit with the Nanterre commercial court demanding payment of €332 […]

Amazon prices Ligue 1 at €12.99 per month

Amazon has revealed what French consumers can expect to pay to watch Ligue 1. In a deal which has sunk French football into chaos, Amazon picked up the mantle vacated by Mediapro earlier this year and will carry 80% of Ligue 1 matches for the next three seasons. Amazon was handed a cut-price €275 million […]

US FTC reportedly to probe Amazon’s acquisition of MGM

The US Federal Trade Commission is reportedly launching a probe into Amazon’s planned acquisition of MGM. According to The Information, citing unnamed sources, the FTC has opened an in-depth investigation into the merger that could last for six months or more. News of the possible probe follows the June appointment of Lina Khan, seen as […]