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Kids round-up: Nickelodeon takes Xilam’s ‘Athleticus’ and Mr Magoo’ global and greenlights second “It’s Pony’ trek; YouTube Kids launches on Amazon Fire TV

Nickelodeon acquires ‘Athleticus’ and ‘Mr Magoo’ from Xilam Nickelodeon has made global deals with French animation studio Xilam Animation for two of its properties – Athleticus and Mr Magoo. The ViacomCBS-owned broadcaster has taken exclusive pay-TV rights to two seasons of short-form CGI series Athleticus covering Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America. It has also […]

Amazon close to AVOD launch with IMDb

Amazon is close to launching an ad-supported streaming service for Fire TV users via subsidiary the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), according to reports. The new Fire TV service will feature films and TV shows and will be similar to the Roku Channel and parts of US SVOD Hulu, according to US outlets CNBC and The […]

Comcast on-demand platform adds Sony’s Crackle

Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand is adding Sony Pictures Television’s streaming platform Crackle to its cable and TV Everywhere services. The deal means Comcast subscribers with access to catch-up platform Xfinity will be able to watch Crackle as of tomorrow (April 20). This marks the first time Crackle has been made available via a cable subscription, […]

All 4 joins Netflix, iPlayer on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV has rounded out its UK broadcaster catch-up TV services offer by adding Channel 4’s on-demand platform, All 4. The Amazon service already offers BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and Demand 5, as well as Netflix, UKTV Play, YouTube and other on-demand apps. Adding All 4 means Amazon Fire TV owners can now access […]

CuriosityStream launches on Amazon Fire TV

CuriosityStream, the factual video-on-demand service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has launched on Amazon Fire TV devices. CuriosityStream president Elizabeth Hendricks North described the Amazon launch as a “significant milestone for the service”. “Consumers can now access the service in their living rooms, along with Netflix and Hulu, to watch and share with their family and […]

Amazon launches 4K Fire TV

Amazon is launching a 4K Ultra HD version of its Amazon Fire TV media player. The device is available for pre-order for US$99.99 in the US and will start shipping on October 5, providing access to TV shows on-demand and live services from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, HBO Now, Hulu, WatchESPN, […]

VOD service launches on Amazon Fire TV

On-demand platform Popcornflix has launched on Amazon Fire TV in the US. The platform, whose parent company claims it has been downloaded by 10 million users in the States, offers more than 2,000 free movies and TV series. “We want our audience to be able to watch Popcornflix from all major OTT devices, so we […]

Sling strikes HBO OTT deal

US pay TV operator Dish Networks’ OTT service Sling TV is to become the first online television service to strike a deal with HBO to provide its content to subscribers. Sling TV will launch HBO as an add-on to its Best of Live TV package for US$15 a month. HBO will be available on the […]

HBO Go launches on Amazon

HBO Go has launched on Amazon’s Fire TV device in the US and is due to go live on the Fire TV Stick this spring. HBO subscribers will now be able to access the network’s on-demand catalogue from the Amazon TV streaming box, and use the device’s voice control to search for programmes. “Since launch […]

Disney, Animal Planet services join Amazon Fire TV

Connected set-top box Amazon Fire TV has added services from the likes of Disney and Animal Planet. WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr., Animal Planet L!ve, MLB.TV and WWE Network apps have all been added to the platform, with the deals more than doubling its size. WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, NFL Now, A&E, Lifetime, […]