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US Prime users want free shipping not content, says TDG

The vast majority of Amazon Prime users in the US still sign up for the service because they can benefit from free shipping of goods rather than to access Amazon Prime Video content, according to new research by The Diffusion Group (TDG). According to TDG, 79% of Amazon Prime users cite free shipping as the primary […]

Amazon greenlights Jordan Peele docuseries

Amazon has greenlit Lorena, a Prime original series executive produced by Jordan Peele and produced by Monkeypaw and Sonar Entertainment. Lorena is a four-part documentary series that reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt’s tumultuous relationship, which saw Bobbitt cause serious bodily harm to her former husband. It challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded the […]

eMarketer: YouTube ‘close to saturation’ in the UK

More than 90% of digital video viewers in the UK regularly visit YouTube with the platform “close to saturation”, according to eMarketer. The research firm’s first YouTube forecast for the UK market said that 40.4 million people, or six out of 10 people in the UK, will watch video via the YouTube app or website […]

Amazon Prime hikes US price by 18% as it ups content spend

Amazon announced Friday that it will increase the price for Prime memberships in the US by 18%, as the company eyes programming with wider reach and an increase in content spend. As first reported by Recode, Amazon will increase the price for US Prime members from US$10.99 to US$12.99. Its annual membership of US$99 will […]

Arrow Film launches SVOD net on Amazon

Arrow Film, the UK distributor of Italian hit drama Gomorrah (pictured), has launched Arrow TV for Amazon Prime members. The service, which will offer a range of European and non-English language drama, officially launched on December 8. Arrow TV will kick off with the entire first season of Gomorrah, the Sky Italy drama that followed […]

Amazon Prime finds Lipstick Under My Burkha

Amazon Prime Video has made an exclusive deal with Prakash Jha Productions for the premiere of Indian movie Lipstick Under My Burkha. The movie will be available on Amazon from August 15 for South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) territories, including India. Prime will be the exclusive home for the film, which will not […]

Amazon brings Agatha Christie series to the US

Amazon is adding a series of adaptations from Agatha Christie Limited to its lineup of branded originals in the US. Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive premium subscription streaming home for these series in the US. The first adaptation of Christie’s classic stories, Ordeal By Innocence, began production earlier this month in the UK […]

Netflix among top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in US

Netflix now ranks among the top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in the US, above Fox, ESPN, HBO and Discover, according to new research. Toronto-based consumer research and insight consultancy, Solutions Research Group (SRG), ranked Netflix fourth behind ABC, CBS and NBC in its tenth annual ‘Must Keep TV Report’. “This is the first time […]

Netflix use in US tops DVR for the first time

For the first time, more US adults now report having Netflix in their home than a DVR, according to Leichtman Research. The new study found that 54% US adults have Netflix, while 53% have a DVR. By comparison, in 2011 Netflix usage stood at just 28%, while DVR ownership was 44%. “On-demand and time shifting […]

The Grand Tour drives Amazon above Netflix

New data shows that Amazon has stolen a march on Netflix in the UK and Germany, with The Grand Tour giving the SVOD service the edge over its rival. Amazon and Netflix never reveal viewing data, but research from Parrot Analytics covering both territories reveals mega-budget motoring series The Grand Tour has registered as the […]