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Amazon gives new Nordic home to nine Viaplay dramas, orders Coben & Brocklehurst thriller

Amazon streamer Prime Video in the Nordics has acquired nine series originally destined for regional SVOD Viaplay, including season two of Monster Scripted’s Norwegian political thriller Furia and season four of Miso Films’ Danish crime drama Those Who Kill. Other titles now launching on Prime Video on 19 April for Nordic subscribers as part of […]

Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery & Fox join forces to launch US sports streamer

Disney’s ESPN, Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and Fox have joined forces to launch a new sports streamer aimed at reasserting the companies’ positions within the US streaming landscape. The trio will create a joint venture service that will house a raft of sports rights held by the companies, ranging from the NFL and NBA to […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Amazon forecasted to earn $2bn in ad revenue this year

Amazon is set to generate more than $2bn in incremental advertising revenue this year, following the launch of an ad-supported tier on its streamer Prime Video last week, according to research from analyst group Omdia. This will be in addition to revenue already generated by the sale of advertising slots during live sports broadcasts on […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: What lies behind Amazon’s originals exit in Southeast Asia?

With Amazon’s streamer Prime Video cutting investment in Southeast Asia and eliminating roles in its Singapore-based originals team as part of a swathe of recently announced global cuts, Omdia’s Jun Wen Woo digs into the company’s shifting strategy in the region. Prime Video’s content strategy in Southeast Asia continues to evolve, with a shift in […]

Prime Video greenlights NCAA doc ‘The Money Game’ & acquires family drama ‘The Baxters’

Amazon streamer Prime Video has commissioned The Money Game, a docuseries examining the impact of the recent landmark decision to alter the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association)’s policy on name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights. Produced by Campfire Studios, Axios Entertainment, and Shaquille O’Neal’s Jersey Legends, a division of Authentic Studios, the series will go […]

Amazon orders ‘Malice’, UK original with David Duchovny & Jack Whitehall

Amazon has ordered Malice, a new UK original drama for streaming service Prime Video, starring David Duchovny, Jack Whitehall and Carice van Houten. The psychological thriller is being written and exec produced by James Wood (The Great, Rev) and the series is a co-production between Expectation Entertainment and Tailspin Films. Malice will tell the story […]

YouTube star MrBeast ‘nearing $100m Amazon deal’

YouTube star MrBeast is reportedly nearing a $100m deal with Amazon to create a reality competition show from streaming service Prime Video. The online content creator (real name James Donaldson), who has 233 million subscribers on YouTube, is known for viral videos in which he creates elaborate challenges offering large cash prizes. According to Puck […]

TBI Weekly: Six shows to add to your acquisitions wishlist

We’re barely into 2024 and the Miami content markets are already bustling, with NATPE Global coming to a close yesterday and buyers and distributors filling up their diaries with Content Americas just days away. Despite a bumpy 12 months, there is still a lot of quality content headed to the global market and TBI has […]

Amazon shutters Prime Video originals in Southeast Asia

Amazon streamer Prime Video is cutting investment in Southeast Asia and eliminating roles in its Singapore-based originals team to move to a “leaner local operating model.” The redundancies come as part of the global cuts announced by Amazon last week, which will see “several hundred” jobs eliminated across MGM Studios and Prime Video. The layoffs […]

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