Amazon Prime Video Channels

True Royalty strikes Amazon Prime Video Channels deal in US

True Royalty TV has struck a deal to become available on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels in the US. The agreement means Prime members can now subscribe to the Royal Family-focused SVOD and access hundreds of documentaries, which cover both about the British family and monarchies around the world. Shows include the world premiere of True Royalty TV’s […]

Exclusive: AMC-backed ShortsTV strikes Amazon deal to extend reach in Europe

AMC Networks-backed ShortsTV has expanded its reach across Europe after striking a deal with Amazon Prime Video Channels. The agreement will see ShortsTV, which claims to be the only 24/7 short-form focused linear and OTT HD TV network, becoming available via Amazon’s channels business in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain. It will cost […]

Amazon launches Prime Video Channels service in Spain, Italy and the Netherlands

Amazon Prime Video Channels has landed in Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, allowing existing subscribers to add a wide array of other video services to their package. Already available in the US, Canada, the UK, Japan and Germany, the add-on subscription service will bring channels including Starzplay, MGM, Nick Jr.’s Noggin and OUTtv to these […]

Amazon hires ex-BritBox chief Soumya Sriraman to lead US channels business

Amazon has hired BritBox’s recently departed president & CEO for North America Soumya Sriraman to oversee its channels business in the US.  She becomes the US head of Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, which operates access to networks including Starz, Showtime, HBO and Starz among numerous others, and replaces Daniel Brown, who had held the role for […]

AMC’s streamer Acorn TV expands in UK with Apple & Amazon

Acorn TV, the British content streamer owned and operated by AMC Networks, is expanding its reach in the UK after striking deals with Apple and Amazon. The agreement means the streamer, which launched in the UK in April, will be accessible to users via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV channels. Prospective users will […]

TBI Weekly: What HBO Max’s Amazon dispute tells us about SVOD’s

WarnerMedia’s roll-out of HBO Max earlier this week went without a hitch, even if its launch was more of a gentle release into the US landscape rather than an unleashing in the way Disney+ dominated the headlines. Given the vastness of its offering, that’s perhaps a surprise, yet with the majority of its line-up already […]

Amazon Prime hits back as HBO Max fights for carriage control

Amazon has hit out at HBO Max after the two companies failed to strike a deal enabling the recently launched streamer to be available via the retail giant’s Prime Video Channels service. HBO Max was rolled out in the US yesterday offering more than 10,000 hours of content from WarnerMedia-owned brands including Game Of Thrones […]

BBC tests int’l SVOD offering post-BBC Player launch in Germany

The BBC has confirmed it is experimenting with “different ways to reach audiences in different markets” after launching an SVOD offering via Amazon Prime Video Channels in Germany and Austria last week. BBC Player launched for the first time in Germany and Austria on November 15, with the €3.99 per-month subscription service available exclusively to […]

VIMN Japan services to debut on Amazon Prime Video Channels

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has signed a channel distribution deal with Amazon, which will make Nickelodeon Japan and MTV MIX available on Amazon Prime Video Channels from July 3. Amazon Prime members can access the channels when they register on Prime Video Channels, a new service that launched on 14 June. The rollout of Nickelodeon Japan and […]