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Amazon signs night rights for Roland-Garros

Amazon has continued its reach into the European sports broadcast market with the acquisition of rights to Roland-Garros. Amazon is currently the exclusive rightsholder for the US Open, ATP and WTA tours in the UK. The deal will see Amazon have live broadcast rights to the competition from 2021-2023, though only for the new night […]

Amazon looks to grow video advertising business

Amazon is looking to grow its video advertising business with a series of initatives in the near future, according to investor relations director Dave Fildes. Answering a question on the e-retail giant’s latest quarterly earnings call, Fildes said that “one of the focus areas for us will be expanding our video and OTT offerings for […]

Amazon and Vodafone Spain kick off ‘pioneering’ Prime collaboration

Amazon and Vodafone España have kicked off what Vodafone describes as a “pioneering agreement” that will see the operator include a subscription to Amazon Prime in its Serielovers TV pack. From today all Serielovers subscribers will have access to Amazon Prime Video as part of their subscription, giving them access to content including The Marvelous […]

Prime Video and YouTube brought back to Google and Amazon products

Google and Amazon have restored their video services to each others devices after almost a year and a half of sparring.  In a statement sent out on Tuesday, Amazon announced the launch of the YouTube app for Fire TV, complete with support for Alexa. Almost simultaneously, Google issued its own statement announced support for Amazon […]

Amazon to broadcast ‘Twitch Sells Out’ on Prime Day 15-16 July

Amazon-owned Twitch is to broadcast an Amazon Prime Day TV channel for the event. The channel, which apes the style of shopping channels such as QVC, will run from 10am to 10pm PT on July 15-16.  On its blog, Twitch has said that it has “gone through every single item on sale for Prime Day […]

Acorn TV grows distribution footprint

Acorn TV has grown its distribution footprint, expanding to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon and Android TV. The AMC-owned SVOD – which is focused on British programming and international drama – is now available on Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels Canada and Android TV. For Apple, customers in the […]

Juniper: Amazon set to disrupt growing digital ad business

Global digital advertising revenues will reach US$520 billion by 2023, with Amazon set to emerge as a key disrupter of the current duopoly enjoyed by Google and Facebook, according to a report by Juniper Research. According to Juniper, the digital ad market will grow by an average rate of 15% annually over the next five […]

IMDb Freedive rebrands as IMDb TV, planning European expansion

IMDb Freedive, the AVOD owned by Amazon, has rebranded as IMDb TV and is planning on expanding into Europe. The company also said that it plans on tripling its selection of content over the coming months. “With IMDb TV, viewers have discovered TV the way it ought to be – a free collection of premium […]

Amazon launches first Fire-branded TVs with Dolby Vision support

Amazon has revealed its first range of Fire TVs which support Dolby Vision. The sets are Toshiba-branded, with a 55-inch model on sale immediately for US$449.99 (€401.66). Amazon said that 43- and 50-inch models will be available on June 30 for US$329.99 (€294.55) and US$379.99 (€339.18) respectively. The TVs mark a major step for the […]

Comcast brings Amazon Music to Xinfinity

Comcast has announced the launch of Amazon Music on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, marking the first time the ad-free and on demand streaming service will be available directly on the TV through a pay-TV provider. The service will roll out “over the next few weeks” and will be accessible alongside the other content available […]