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Amazon plots Fire TV expansion in Europe

Amazon is planning to launch its Fire TV offering in additional markets in Europe outside the UK and Germany in order to drive take-up of its Amazon Prime Video service, according to a report by Bloomberg. According to the report, citing unnamed sources, Amazon will outline its plans including a number of deals with media […]

Amazon expands Latino offering with Ricky Martin band drama

Amazon Prime Video has picked up a drama series that tells the story of a Latino pop band that launched stars including Ricky Martin and Draco Rosa. Súbete A Mi Moto is from producers SOMOS Productions, Endemol Shine Boomdog and Piñolywood Studios and explores the history of 1970s Puerto Rican band Menudo, which rotated its […]

Amazon Prime signs Peter Crouch for Sony’s Human Media football show

Amazon Prime Video has linked up with former Liverpool FC star Peter Crouch (pictured) on a weekly football show that will coincide with the start of the English Premier League, which the streamer has rights to. Back of the Net will be a weekly studio entertainment series that features Crouch, who has played for 10 […]

Amazon scores football docuseries with Starbucks, October Films, Brutal Media

Amazon Prime Video is preparing to make a docuseries about football available to its subscribers that has been produced with companies including the production arm of coffee chain Starbucks. This Is Football, produced by UK indie October Films in collaboration with Brutal Media and Starbucks Productions, will explore the emotions, stories and passions around the […]

Amazon grows sports coverage with WTA deal

Amazon has expanded its live sports portfolio, snapping up the exclusive rights to the Women’s Tennis Association tour in a four-year deal covering the UK and Ireland. The WTA deal adds to Amazon’s slate of tennis coverage, which also includes the ATP Tour and the US Open, and is the first time both professional tours […]

A+E Networks UK launches true crime SVOD on Amazon Prime Video

A+E Networks UK has launched SVOD service Crime+Investigation Play on Amazon Prime Video Channels. A+E is charging customers £3.99 ($3.14) for a monthly subscription to Crime+Investigation Play, with an initial 7-day free trial. The UK service carries true crime shows such as Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence (Season 1), Homicide Hunter (Season 3) and The Jail: 60 Days […]

Amazon orders second YA project to series with ‘The Wilds’

Amazon has ordered its second YA project in recent weeks, picking up The Wilds to series. Created by Daredevil scribe Sarah Streicher, the drama follows a group of teenage girls from different backgrounds who survive a plane crash and end up on a desert island as part of an elaborate social experiment. Amazon ordered a […]

Amazon takes CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek’ spin-off for global

Amazon Prime Video has picked up CBS All Access’ Star Trek spin-off on Captain Jean-Luc Picard for international.  The streaming giant has swooped in to buy global rights to the Patrick Stewart-fronted series for more than 200 countries and territories outside of the US and Canada. TBI understands that Amazon will also have streaming rights in […]

History Play launches in UK and Germany on Amazon Channels

Amazon has added the A+E Networks’ History Play streaming service to its line-up of Prime Video Channels in the UK, Germany and Austria, marking the first time the service has been available in the three countries. Prime members will gain access to History Play with an add-on subscription of £3.99 ($5) in the UK and €3.99 ($4.50) […]

Amazon gets European exec teams in place as it “bulks up” unscripted

Amazon is staffing up across Europe with commissioning and business affairs teams in major markets, while “bulking up” unscripted efforts as it looks for more reality and documentary fare out of the UK and Spain. Georgia Brown, director of European originals at Amazon, said the business is going through a “heavy period of investment” as […]