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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 close to AVOD launch with IMDb

Amazon is close to launching an ad-supported streaming service for Fire TV users via subsidiary the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), according to reports. The new Fire TV service will feature films and TV shows and will be similar to the Roku Channel and parts of US SVOD Hulu, according to US outlets CNBC and The […]

Connected TV will drive OTT subs surge

An increase in connected TV sales will spur a surge in the number of consumers paying for OTT services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video, according to new research. Juniper Research forecasts that the number of global SVOD subs will rocket from 92.1 million in 2014 to 332.2 million by 2019. By region, […]

Sling strikes HBO OTT deal

US pay TV operator Dish Networks’ OTT service Sling TV is to become the first online television service to strike a deal with HBO to provide its content to subscribers. Sling TV will launch HBO as an add-on to its Best of Live TV package for US$15 a month. HBO will be available on the […]