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Vikings, Extant lead Amazon UK ‘ratings’

The first seasons of Vikings (pictured) and Extant are the most popular content on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service in the UK, the e-commerce giant has said. According to Amazon, Vikings season one is Prime’s most-watched show since February, followed by Extant, Vikings season two, Black Sails season one and The Walking Dead season one. […]

More kids pilots for Amazon

Amazon Prime Instant Video’s latest children’s programming pilots comprise three cartoons and a pair of live-action series. The SVOD service’s content arm, Amazon Studios, has greenlit animated shows The Stinky & Dirty Show, Buddy: Tech Detective and Niko and the Sword of Light, and live-actioners Table 58 and Just Add Magic. They join the previously […]

Amazon to launch third pilot season this month

Amazon Prime Instant Video is launching its latest season of pilots in the US and UK on August 28. Later this month, Amazon Prime subscribers will be offered five pilots: half-hour comedies The Cosmopolitans, Really and Red Oaks, and hour-long dramas Hand of God and Hysteria. Launching scripted drama and comedy pilots on the same […]

Channel 5 bags sought-after Batman spin-off Gotham

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has won the heated battle to acquire Gotham, Warner Bros.’s Batman original story series. Sources had indicated other competitiors such as BSkyB and on-demand service Amazon Prime Instant Video were in the running to acquire the series, which was the most-talked about among international executives at the LA Screenings in May. […]

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, […]

Amazon lands US Mad Dogs remake

Amazon Prime Instant Video has reportedly landed the US remake of BSkyB drama Mad Dogs. Left Bank Pictures, the UK-based Sony Pictures Television prodco, is to coproduce a pilot of the scripted format with its parent studio, according to Deadline. This will be part of Amazon’s latest round of piloted projects season, which effectively hands […]

Amazon confirms UK launch for original comedy

Amazon Prime Instant Video will launch original comedy series Betas in the UK tomorrow. 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 […]

Amazon resurrects Ripper Street

Amazon’s UK streaming service is resurrecting Ripper Street, the period crime drama that UK public broadcaster the BBC recently cancelled. However, the BBC and Amazon have now agreed to co-fund a third season of the show and it will debut on the Amazon Prime Instant Video service in the UK (fka Lovefilm). US cable channel […]

Amazon cuts UK TV content deal with Warner Bros.

Amazon Prime Instant Video has sealed a deal with Warner Bros. for UK rights to a raft of the studios drama series. Prime Instant Video is replacing the Lovefilm brand in the UK this week. As the rebranding gets underway, Amazon has agreed a multiyear deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Under the terms […]

CBS: Amazon, int’l sales key to Under the Dome profits

The streaming deal CBS scored with Amazon in February and international sales were key to pushing the broadcast network’s summer breakout hit Under the Dome into profit, its CEO has revealed. Les Moonves described the Stephen King-penned sci-fi series as a “brand new form of entertainment” for US summer broadcasting and claimed it would “bring […]

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