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Amazon pushes further into All or Nothing territory

Amazon Prime Video is gearing up for the latest editions of its sports doc series All or Nothing, with three new series focused on football, college American football and rugby teams. The new commissions come ahead of the third season debut of NFL Films’ All or Nothing, which will follow the Dallas Cowboys. From the […]

Amazon welcomes ABC’s American Idol back to the UK

Amazon Prime Video UK has secured exclusive rights to ABC’s rebooted American Idol. The UK is one of 150 territories that the format has been sold to via FremantleMedia International. Other territories include Canada, Australia, Latin America, Africa and more. The series recently returned to US screens on ABC after Fox dropped it in 2016. […]

Amazon scores La Liga football docu-series

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit Six Dreams, a sports docu-series that follows six individuals throughout their 2017-18 season of La Liga, the globally-followed Spanish football league. The series will give viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Spanish football league following three players, two coaches and a club president as they navigate their way through […]

Global SVOD subs will hit 450 million in four years

The rise of subscription on-demand services seems unstoppable. The number of households worldwide that pay for streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Video is due to rise to more than 450 million by 2022, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm claims that the subscription video-on-demand figure currently stands at 250 million households around […]

Amazon adapts space opera novel Consider Phlebas

Amazon Prime Video is set to adapt Iain M. Banks (pictured) novel Consider Phlebas with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment (The Big Short, Moonlight) producing. The series will be adapted by Dennis Kelly (Utopia) after Amazon acquired the global television rights. Consider Phlebas draws on a fictional world created by Banks, which is referred to […]

Amazon Prime brings in first French original

Amazon Prime Video is teaming up with Newen (through its Telfrance subsidiary), Bavaria Fiction and Deutsche Telekom for new comedy drama Germanized. In French, the title will be Deutsche-Les-Landes. It will be the first French original to appear on Amazon’s streaming service in France. Amazon will also be the exclusive distribution partner for the title […]

Amazon gains multi-territory rights to CBS drama The Good Fight

Amazon Prime Video and CBS Studios International have signed a multi-season, licensing agreement for the CBS All Access premium series The Good Fight. The agreement will give Amazon exclusive, first-window licensing rights to the series across Belgium, France, Japan, Latin America, New Zealand Portgual, South Korea and Turkey. Amazon will also gain exclusive second-window rights […]

Kagan: European SVOD revenues to reach $6.8bn in 2022

The European subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market is due to reach revenues of US$6.8 billion in 2022, up from US$3.9 billion in 2017, according to Kagan research. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group said that Netflix’s localised presence throughout Europe was one of the “main factors” contributing to this growth. Other cited factors were the […]

TBI Weekly: Brand power could hold key for the future of TV

This week, it’s become clear that simply having quality content is no longer enough to drive viewers to networks. A core set of networks and providers dominate viewer time and those providing easy access to them fair the best, new stats show. So much for the brave new world in which anyone can compete with […]

Amazon joins first All3-produced Liberty Global drama

Amazon Prime Video has boarded a first high-end drama from All3Media, which is producing for its backer, cable giant Liberty Global. The Feed will go out in the US, Canada and Latin America as an Amazon exclusive with Liberty-owned Virgin Media airing it in the UK as its debut scripted original. Other Liberty cable services […]

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