Canal+ takes Amazon originals to France

Canal+ has acquired two of Amazon Prime Instant Video’s original comedies, Alpha House and Betas. Both comedy series came out of the first wave of pilots and originals commissioned by the US OTT service. Both show will play on the French pay TV giant’s CanalPlay on-demand service. Amazon’s Prime Instant service is only available in […]

Amazon confirms UK launch for original comedy

Amazon Prime Instant Video has launched original comedy series Betas in the UK. The show about wannabe entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley was one of Amazon Studios first wave of original shows alongside Alpha House and a raft of kids content. Unlike Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video has not launched its original series simultaneously around the […]

Amazon originals yet to make date with Lovefilm

The Amazon original series launching on the Prime Instant in the US still have no confirmed launch date on its international service, Lovefilm. Comedies Alpha House and Betas have both launched in the US. When Amazon’s chief rival Netflix launches its original series – which have included House of Cards, Arrested Development and Orange is the […]

‘Early days’ for LoveFilm content strategy

Amazon-owned VOD service LoveFilm is looking to up its exclusive content and original show commissions, with chief marketing officer Simon Morris admitting it is still “early days” for the firm.  Speaking to DTVE at the press launch of Crossing Lines, the latest in a string of original drama series that LoveFilm has secured for the […]

Amazon adds another comedy pilot

Amazon Studios, the production arm of online retailer Amazon, has added the eighth comedy project to its pilot line-up. Betas is about a group of tech-savvy millennial characters trying to connect with the world and comes from Michael Lehmann (Heathers, Dexter, True Blood) and Michael London (Sideways, The Visitor). It joins the previously announced Alpha […]