Alex Green

Sony’s anime service joins Amazon Channels UK line-up

Sony Pictures Television’s anime service, FunimationNow, has joined the Amazon Prime Video Channels line-up in the UK. The rollout marks SPT’s first service launch on Prime Video in the UK and Funimation joins Amazon’s roster of more than 70 channels that are available as individual subscriptions for Prime subscribers. Funimation is priced at £4.99 (US$6.50) […]

Amazon Channels brings Starzplay to UK, 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 […]

Amazon Channels adds Eurosport VOD service

Eurosport Player is joining the Amazon Channels line-up in Germany and Austria, in a move that brings live sports – including Bundesliga football – to the platform. Eurosport’s parent company, Discovery Communications, agreed the deal with Amazon, building on an existing partnership that has already seen both Eurosport Player and Discovery launch on Amazon Channels […]

Amazon launches subscription TV in UK, Germany

Amazon has launched its Amazon Channels offering in the UK, Germany and Austria, allowing Prime users to add live and on-demand TV as part of their subscription package. Amazon Channels launches with a line-up of more than 40 channels in the UK and more than 25 in Germany and Austria, with Amazon promising more additions […]

Amazon ‘open’ to video deals with cable firms

Amazon is “definitely open” to video partnerships with cable operators and the firm does not see itself as a direct threat to the traditional pay TV industry, according to Alex Green. Speaking at Cable Congress in Brussels yesterday, the managing director of Amazon Video said that while the US e-commerce giant has not been as […]

Amazon hires BT TV boss for Euro video

Amazon Prime Instant Video has hired BT’s director of TV, Alex Green, to become managing director of its European operation. Green has been with BT TV for nearly four years, but is exiting this week ahead of a September start at platform Amazon, according to Digiday, which broke the news of the hire. News of […]

BT adds Game of Thrones downloads

UK telco BT has added Game of Thrones to its download-to-own line-up and claims the hit HBO series will be available to buy digitally on BT TV before it launches on other sell-through platforms. The BT deal with HBO Home Entertainment gives the telco several of the premium cablers dramas for its download store. Other […]

BT TV adds Discovery channels

BT has added HD channels Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2 to its YouView offering, taking the number of HD channels offered by BT TV to 26. The new HD channels will be available as part of BT’s HD Extra “bolt on” offering, available to subscribers for £3 a month. […]