Disney, Apple and Amazon all bid for NFL Sunday Ticket rights

Disney, Apple and Amazon are all awaiting a decision from the NFL as to who will end up with the Sunday Ticket rights. The trio are reportedly all hopeful of securing the rights having submitted bids, CNBC reports. The Sunday Ticket rights are valued by the NFL at around US$2 billion, with DirecTV’s US$1.5 billion […]

Doug Herrington upped to retail CEO at Amazon

Amazon has announced the appointment of Doug Herrington as its new retail CEO. The announcement comes several weeks after the company announced that 23-year veteran Dave Clark would step down from his role of consumer business CEO. Clark has since announced that he will be taking over as CEO of supply chain software maker Flexport […]

Amazon consumer CEO Dave Clark announces departure

Amazon’s long-serving consumer business CEO has handed in his resignation, the company has announced. Dave Clark has served at the company for 23 years, rising from managing a warehouse in Kentucky to overseeing the company’s overall retail business. He was also tasked with managing Amazon’s warehouse and shipping operations, and oversaw the retail business during […]

Hisense launches first Amazon Fire TV set

TV maker Hisense has revealed its first set to integrate Amazon Fire TV. The 50-inch set will offer the full Fire TV experience, including integration with the Alexa AI assistant. It provides access to more than 1 million TV episodes and movies from apps including Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and HBO Max. In terms […]

Amazon Prime Video ramps up investment in French originals

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit seven new French Amazon Original productions. Unveiling the titles at its Prime Video Presents France 2022 showcase event in Paris, Amazon Prime also offered first looks at previously announced local originals and exclusives, and revealed the list of sports talent that will anchor its upcoming coverage of Roland-Garros in France next […]

Amazon interested in Australian Olympics rights

Amazon’s Prime Video head for Australia make a play for the broadcast rights for the Olympics in the market. In comments given to The Sydney Morning Herald, Prime Video Australia boss Tyler Bern indicated that Amazon is considering bidding for the Olympics at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) next rights tender later this year.  The […]

Roku and Amazon agree multi-year distribution extension

Roku has agreed to a multi-year extension of its distribution agreement with Amazon. The deal will ensure that Prime Video, along with Amazon’s AVOD service IMDb TV, will remain accessible on Roku devices, and ends a period of instability for consumers. Roku has historically come to loggerheads with major streaming operators including WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal […]

Amazon completes acquisition of MGM

Amazon has formally completed its $8.5bn acquisition of MGM after the US Federal Trade Commission declined to block the deal, prompting a raft of questions and some answers about how the US studio will fit into the retail giant’s operations. The buy-out from MGM’s investors led by Anchorage Capital represents Amazon’s second biggest-ever deal and […]

Amazon secures EC approval for MGM acquisition

Amazon has won European Commission (EC) approval to acquire James Bond, The Handmaid’s Tale and Vikings studio MGM. The US$8.5bn acquisition, which is now waiting for approval by the US Federal Trade Commission, represents Amazon’s second biggest-ever deal. European Union (EU) officials said there was limited overlap between the companies and added that it would not lead to reduced competition […]

Amazon nearing completion of MGM acquisition

Amazon is reportedly on the verge of its planned takeover of iconic film studio MGM. The US$8.5 billion acquisition of MGM would represent Amazon’s second biggest-ever deal and will see the studio behind shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Vikings fall under the retail giant’s umbrella. The deal reportedly secured EU approval last week […]