Amazon Channels


History Play launches in UK and Germany on Amazon Channels

Amazon has added the A+E Networks’ History Play streaming service to its line-up of Prime Video Channels in the UK, Germany and Austria, marking the first time the service has been available in the three countries. Prime members will gain access to History Play with an add-on subscription of £3.99 ($5) in the UK and €3.99 ($4.50) […]

PBS launches streaming channel on Amazon

PBS distribution has launched streaming channel PBS Living on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, which will host PBS classics such as Antiques Roadshow and The French Chef. PBS Living will be available by subscription on the Amazon platform for $2.99 a month after a seven-day free trial. The channel is designed to invite viewers to find […]

“Netflix for Walking” future-proofs against Amazon over-reliance

Walks Around Britain has set up a direct-to-consumer offering to protect its following, which it says is increasingly at risk due to a reliance on platforms such as Amazon. The platform, aimed at a niche audience that enjoys short-circuit walks around Britain, will now be available for $5.99 a month or $36 a year. For this […]

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 dominates D2C subscriptions, says TDG

Amazon Prime Channels accounts for 55% of all direct-to-consumer subscriptions in the US, according to research by The Diffusion Group (TDG). The study claims that Amazon Channels is especially prominent among premium direct-to-consumer apps like HBO Now, Showtime and Starz, with more than half of HBO’s direct subscribers using Amazon Channels to purchase their service. […]

Apple plans Amazon-style distribution strategy

Apple is planning to sell subscriptions to some video services direct via its TV app rather than have users subscribe via apps individually, according to a report by Bloomberg. According to the report, which cites unnamed sources, Apple plans to roll out direct subscriptions next year as part of an attempt to boost its content […]

Amazon Channels UK picks up Discovery Kids

Discovery has launched digital subscription service, Discovery Kids, on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels service in the UK. Discovery Kids offers content targeted at children aged four to eight years old, including animated series like My Little Pony, Peppa Pig and Angry Birds Toons, as well as Discovery content like Doki, Meet the Penguins and Dogs: The Untold Story. “Children are digital natives from […]

Sony channels launch on Amazon in Germany, Austria

Three Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) channels have joined the Amazon Channels line-up in Germany and Austria. AXN, Sony Channel and Animax are now available as part of the service in what Sony described as a “first of its kind” deal between SPTN and Amazon. Viewers can watch the linear channels live and also access […]

Discovery launches SVOD motorcar service

Discovery Communications’ focus on ‘super fans’ continues with the launch of a motorcar-themed SVOD service via Amazon Channels. Motor Trend OnDemand is billed as a “supercharged automotive product for motoring fans”, and is now available in the UK. The move comes soon after James Gibbons became Discovery’s general manager for the UK, Ireland, Australia and […]

Arrow Film launches SVOD net on Amazon

Arrow Film, the UK distributor of Italian hit drama Gomorrah (pictured), has launched Arrow TV for Amazon Prime members. The service, which will offer a range of European and non-English language drama, officially launched on December 8. Arrow TV will kick off with the entire first season of Gomorrah, the Sky Italy drama that followed […]