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MGM rolls out streamer in Brazil via Amazon

US studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)’s streaming service has launched on Amazon Prime Video Channels in Brazil. Prime Video will carry the channel as part of its R$14.90 (US$2.79) per month subscription. Viewers will have access to blockbuster films including the Rocky and Creed franchises, comedy hits like 21 & 22 Jump Street, and a wide range of film and TV titles from […]

Walmart joins Microsoft’s TikTok bid, as retail giant eyes Amazon competition

US-based Walmart is partnering with Microsoft on a bid for TikTok’s American operations, as the retail giant explores ways to compete with Amazon. “We believe a potential relationship with TikTok US in partnership with Microsoft could add this key functionality and provide Walmart with an important way for us to reach and serve omnichannel customers […]

Amazon launches Covid-19 fund to support European screen industry

Amazon Studios and Amazon Prime Video have pledged $6m to support the European TV and film production industry’s creative community through the Covid-19 pandemic. Donations will be made to Covid-19 relief funds in countries across Europe that support the creative sector, with the first confirmed awards including £1m ($1.27m) to the UK’s Film and TV […]

Amazon extends Spanish thriller ‘La Jauria’ and ‘The Boys’

Amazon Prime Video has ordered a second season of Spanish-language psychological thriller La Jauria and a third run of The Boys. The first run of the Fremantle and Fabula-produced La Jauria aired earlier this month for audiences across Latin America and Spain. It followed the investigation into the disappearance of a young girl at a […]

Amazon’s IMDb snags Sony’s ‘Alex Rider’ for the US

Amazon’s IMDb TV has become the latest operator to pick up Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) self-commissioned coming-of-age spy thriller Alex Rider for its service in the US. The agreement will also see Amazon acquire the drama for its Prime Video service in Germany, Austria and Latin America, following a similar deal struck in the UK […]

Amazon Original tells ‘True Stories’ with French celebs and YouTube stars

French Amazon Original comedy series True Story will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in France on 26 June. Produced by Warner Bros International Television Production France for Amazon Studios, in collaboration with Talent Web/Webedia, the six-part series sees YouTube stars, including Natoo, Cyprien, Norman, Ludovik, Mcfly & Carlito, meet with French celebrity guests such as […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Tracking Amazon Prime & Hulu’s next moves

Amazon Prime Video and Hulu might look like similar streamers on the surface but underneath the bonnet, their respective owners have experienced Covid-19 in considerably different ways. Sarah Henschel and Max Signorelli, analysts at TBI sibling Omdia, explore how subscription numbers at Amazon’s Prime operation and Disney-owned Hulu might fare against three different scenarios. The […]

UK set to double number of SVOD subscribers by 2024

The UK’s increasing dependency on SVOD services has been laid bare with a new report estimating that the number of subscribers in the country is estimated to double in the next five years. According to new figures from GlobalData, the total number of SVOD subscriptions is expected to rise from 22.4 million to 44.6 million […]