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Amazon Original tells ‘True Stories’ with French celebs and YouTube stars

French Amazon Original comedy series True Story will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in France on 26 June. Produced by Warner Bros International Television Production France for Amazon Studios, in collaboration with Talent Web/Webedia, the six-part series sees YouTube stars, including Natoo, Cyprien, Norman, Ludovik, Mcfly & Carlito, meet with French celebrity guests such as […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Tracking Amazon Prime & Hulu’s next moves

Amazon Prime Video and Hulu might look like similar streamers on the surface but underneath the bonnet, their respective owners have experienced Covid-19 in considerably different ways. Sarah Henschel and Max Signorelli, analysts at TBI sibling Omdia, explore how subscription numbers at Amazon’s Prime operation and Disney-owned Hulu might fare against three different scenarios. The […]

UK set to double number of SVOD subscribers by 2024

The UK’s increasing dependency on SVOD services has been laid bare with a new report estimating that the number of subscribers in the country is estimated to double in the next five years. According to new figures from GlobalData, the total number of SVOD subscriptions is expected to rise from 22.4 million to 44.6 million […]

Amazon snags UK rights to Eleventh Hour’s spy thriller ‘Alex Rider’

Amazon Prime Video has acquired UK rights to Alex Rider, the coming of age spy-thriller series based on Anthony Horowitz’s novel franchise. The show is based on Point Blanc, the second book from the Alex Rider series of novels, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. It will premiere on Prime Video in the […]

Netflix, YouTube among winners as US streaming soars

Netflix and YouTube viewing in the US has soared since the Covid-19 outbreak, according to the latest findings from a new report. Comscore has said that OTT streaming has significantly increased across connected TV’s (CTV) and streaming devices in the weeks since the World Health Organisation declared the illness to be a pandemic. In terms […]

Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ lands at broadcasters across Europe

Germany’s Kabel Eins, TNT Serie in Europe and HBO Nordic have all picked up seasons of Amazon crime drama Bosch in a slew of new European deals for distributor Red Arrow Studios International. Free-to-air channel Kabel Eins has taken seasons one to three of the Fabrik Entertainment-produced series, while WarnerMedia has picked up four, five […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Streaming through the crisis

Streamers are facing unprecedented demand as locked-down households look for entertainment – to the extent that bandwidth is being rationed and the launch of Disney+ in France has been delayed. TBI speaks to Maria Rua Aguete, exec director at analyst giant Omdia, who breaks down who’s doing what and what it might mean longer term. […]

Amazon Prime nears Netflix as it unveils 150 million Prime members

Amazon Prime now has 150 million members worldwide, the company has revealed in its quarterly results. The figure puts Amazon close to Netflix’s recently reported stat of 167 million users, which saw it expand subscribers internationally but miss out on expected growth in the US. Confirming the figures in its Q4 results, CEO Jeff Bezos […]

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