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Amazon Prime Video strikes far-reaching European film deal with STXfilms

Amazon has struck a multi-year, multi-territory output deal with STXfilms that will see the latter’s content becoming available on SVOD service Prime Video. STX, which is led by Robert Simonds and backed by companies including Liberty Global, Tencent and investment firm TPG Growth, will grant Prime Video all rights to the company’s movies in France. […]

Amazon Prime reboots Spanish drama ‘El Internado’

Amazon Prime Video is rebooting hit Spanish drama El Internado (aka The Boarding School), a decade after the show first aired. The new eight-part series will begin filming in early 2020 and will be known as El Internado: Las Cumbres. It will be shot at locations across northern Spain and is being co-produced by Atresmedia […]

John Battsek: SVOD-backed sports films allow “human” portrayals of athletes like Andy Murray

Andy Murray: Resurfacing producer John Battsek has praised the SVOD-fuelled wave of sports documentaries for allowing for more “human” portrayals of athletes. The Oscar-winning doc producer behind the likes of Searching For Sugar Man and The Imposter tells TBI that sports films are increasingly “about story and the human level of the story”, as demonstrated […]

BT eyes Disney+ for “super aggregation”-focused TV service

UK telco BT is courting the Mouse House around plans to bring fledgling streaming platform Disney+ to its TV service. According to The Sunday Times, the business is in talks to launch Disney+ on BT TV, which already offers customers Netflix and Amazon. A senior figure with knowledge of the deal tells TBI that a […]

Amazon follows Australian men’s cricket team following ball-tampering scandal

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit a docuseries following the Australian men’s cricket team in the wake of its controversial ball-tampering scandal. The Test: A New Era For Australia’s Team picks up immediately after members of the national men’s cricket team were caught altering the surface of a cricket ball to change its flight trajectory during […]

Amazon UK nabs first-window streaming rights to Lionsgate films

Amazon is set to be the first-window streaming home for Lionsgate films in the UK, beginning in January. The platform has struck an output deal with the studio that covers recently released and forthcoming theatrical feature films. The multi-year deal begins on 1 January 2020 and will allow Prime members access to films such as […]

Amazon greenlights ‘The Peripheral’ adaptation from ‘Westworld’ creators

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit hour-long sci-fi thriller The Peripheral from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The drama is based on the eponymous William Gibson novel, in which a woman tries to keep her family together in a forgotten corner of near-future America. The project is exec produced by Nolan and Joy, and […]

Amazon follows tennis star Andy Murray’s road to recovery in feature doc

Amazon Prime Video is readying the roll-out of a feature doc on tennis player Andy Murray, charting the star’s road to recovery following hip surgery. Andy Murray: Resurfacing will track the tennis champ over the two-year period since sustaining a chronic hip injury, during which he has undergone multiple surgeries all while his ranking has […]

Amazon commissions German series with comedian Markus Stoll

Amazon Prime Video Germany has commissioned a series with comedian Markus Stoll.  The streamer has ordered Der Beischläfer (The Bedfellow), which will find Stoll – who is well known in Germany for his Bavarian alter ego ‘Harry G’ – portraying a mechanic named Charlie Manzinger, who is selected for jury duty and sets out to […]

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