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Amazon serves up Novak Djokovic original

Amazon has ordered Novak, an original one-off doc about tennis champion Novak Djokovic. The Serb has won twelve Grand Slams and is ranked number one in the world, although he faltered last night in the US Open, losing to Stan Wawrinka in the final in four sets. The programme will follow the on and off […]

Amazon preps first German original

Amazon Prime Instant Video has ordered its first original German drama. Wanted will star movie actor Matthias Schweighöfer, and debut on the SVOD platform in 2017. E-commerce giant Amazon described the commission as a “milestone”, while also noting Schweighöfer would make his directorial debut on the show. Schweighöfer’s Pantaleon Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Warner […]

Netflix leads Amazon as UK viewers prioritise movies

Netflix has 4.4 million paying customers in the UK and Amazon Prime Instant Video 1.2 million, according to communications regulator Ofcom. The numbers were contained in Ofcom’s annual Communications Market Report. The regulator said that 15% of its survey respondents now use an SVOD service more regularly than a year ago, while 7% were using […]

Amazon buys kids package from FremantleMedia

Amazon has acquired a package of seven kids and family titles from FremantleMedia for its Prime Instant Video streaming service. The SVOD player has bought Kate & Mim-Mim (pictured), children’s series Team Toon, Alien Dawn, Really Me, The Aquabats Supershow! And Monsuno from FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. It has also taken animated family feature […]

Viacom cuts post-Netflix deal with Amazon

Amazon has signed a multi-year video licensing deal with Viacom, giving Amazon Prime Instant and Lovefilm viewers access to TV shows from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Much of the Viacom content would have been carried on Netflix, but the streaming service said earlier this year it was letting the deal expire. The […]