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BBC Studios strikes Amazon Freevee deal to roll out five new FAST channels

BBC Studios has struck a deal with Amazon Freevee to deliver five new exclusive FAST channels in the US. The channels will launch on 17 October and carry a combined 1,000 hours of titles including The Catherine Tate Show, Misfits and Without Limits. Beth Anderson, SVP of FAST & VOD Sales in North America and […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How the wheels are turning on Amazon’s streaming strategy

As Amazon moves forward with plans to bring Prime Video SVOD originals to its AVOD service Freevee, Omdia’s Matthew Evenson digs into what lies behind this new content strategy. Amazon has announced that it will be adding more than 100 films and TV series that were originally commissioned for its Prime Video SVOD service to […]

Amazon’s Freevee brings adult animation ‘Gary And His Demons’ to US

Amazon AVOD service Freevee has picked up Canadian adult animated comedy Gary And His Demons for its US premiere. Season one and the belated season two of the show, which was commissioned for Amazon’s SVOD Prime Video last year, will launch on Freevee in the US on 7 July. Season two of Gary And His […]

News round-up: Espresso unveils doc trio; Factual deals for Passion; Abacus to shop ‘Legacy List’

Espresso unveils doc trio Espresso Media International has unveiled three new documentaries from its distribution slate launching at Hot Docs 2023. Espresso are representing worldwide rights (excluding Canada) for the trio, which are all commissioned by Canada’s Documentary Channel. Two of the docs are produced by Frequent Flyer, including The Man Who Stole Einstein’s Brain, […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How platform operators can profit from the ad-supported explosion

The expansion of FAST and AVOD services is creating a new-look ecosystem in which TV manufacturers, third-party platforms and content rights holders can all capitalise on new ad revenue streams, writes Omdia’s David Tett. Platform owners are in prime position to benefit from the ever–increasing advertising opportunities found with the rise of IP video and […]

Amazon Freevee orders immigration comedy ‘The Pradeeps Of Pittsburgh’

Amazon Freevee has greenlit a comedy exploring a family’s first few months living in the US after moving from India. The Pradeeps Of Pittsburgh (8 x 30 minutes) is from Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios, with Naveen Andrews (The Dropout), Sindhu Vee (Starstruck) and Megan Hilty (Smash) starring. Freevee said the show had been […]