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Amazon cooks up ‘Family Food Fight’ in Brazil with SBT

Brazilian broadcaster SBT has linked up with Amazon on a local remake of Endemol Shine Group’s culinary format Family Food Fight, which has also sold into Italy. A 10-part version of the show, which has now sold into nine markets, will be produced for SBT and Amazon Prime Video in Brazil in partnership with local […]

Amazon adds to Australian original slate with comedy commissions

Amazon is following up on its recent order for debut Australian original LOL: Last One Laughing, to be hosted by Rebel Wilson, with a series of stand-up specials from the country. The shows will feature Australian comedians including Zoë Coombs Marr, Judith Lucy, Tommy Little and Anne Edmonds, and will be filmed in Melbourne this […]

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 snags Simon Pegg, Nick Frost comedy horror ‘Truth Seekers’

Amazon Prime Video has picked up global rights to eight-part paranormal horror comedy Truth Seekers, which has Simon Pegg and Nick Frost starring and their banner producing. Truth Seekers is from the duo’s UK-based production company Stolen Picture, which is backed by Sony Pictures Television. The show, which was first revealed in January 2018, follows […]

Amazon’s Jennifer Salke dismisses sharing viewership data

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke has said her company “does not embrace” sharing details of who’s watching its shows, and will not be following moves by rival Netflix in sharing viewership figures. The streamer recently cancelled four of its scripted series, including Michael Dorman-starring comedy-drama Patriot (pictured) and comedy series Forever, but Salke said the […]

Amazon expands ‘Carnival Row’ but axes ‘Lore’ and ‘The Romanoffs’

Amazon has ordered a second season of its Orlando Bloom-starring drama Carnival Row before the first has even launched, but cancelled four of its other scripted series. Carnival Row, which is set in a Victorian fantasy world, will debut on the streaming service on August 30 and stars Bloom and Cara Delevingne. It follows a […]

Apple, Amazon talk up flexible deals

Apple’s creative director for Europe Jay Hunt and Amazon Studios’ director of European originals Georgia Brown have talked up their companies’ openness to flexible rights models, including considering coproductions. Hunt (pictured), who took up her position at Apple 18 months ago, is now working on commissions for the tech giant’s forthcoming streaming offering, selected details […]

Amazon agrees Brosnahan first-look deal

Amazon will work with Brosnahan and her label Scrap Paper Pictures to create shows that will become available on Amazon Prime’s service around the world. Brosnahan is set to appear in the third season of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel later this year and is also due to star and produce forthcoming feature I’m Your Woman, […]

Streaming round-up: WarnerMedia lines up ‘Dune’, Amazon teams with Bullock

WarnerMedia taps ‘Blade Runner 2049’ director for ‘Dune’ series adaptation WarnerMedia has tapped French-Canadian Blade Runner 2049 and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve to helm a sci-fi series for the business’s forthcoming streaming service. Dune: The Sisterhood is produced by Legendary Television, and will serve as a companion series to Warner Bros.’ film reboot of Dune, which Villeneuve is also directing […]

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) […]

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