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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 […]

NBC pilots adaptation of Amazon Prime drama ‘Pequeñas Coincidencias’

NBC in the US has handed out a raft of pilot orders including an adaptation of a drama that debuted on Amazon Prime Video in Spain and Latin America. Someone Out There is being produced by NBC sibling Universal Studios and has Matt Hubbard, Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan (The Good Place) attached. The single-camera […]

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 […]

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