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SVOD uptake ‘on a par with DVR’ in US

Subscription video-on-demand services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video now have equal penetration to DVRs in the US, with both available in 50% of TV homes, according to new research. Nielsen’s first quarter 2016 Total Audience Report said that SVOD has reached an “important milestone” in the US, catching up with DVR access for […]

Amazon bags first French dramas

Amazon Prime Video has acquired French dramas for the first time, as speculation over an international SVOD launch grows. The platform has bought The Bureau, which comes from Federation Entertainment and The Oligarchs Productions, and Baron Noir, which Eric Benzekri and Jean-Baptiste Delafon created. This comes soon after the European Commission indicated plans to force […]

Amazon tipped to make international pay TV move

An international launch of an Amazon TV service is “imminent”, according to analysts. The retail giant’s Prime Instant Video service is currently available in the UK and Ireland, Germany and Austria and Japan, as well as its domestic US. It has recently looked to add channels to its video offering in the US via a […]

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