Mozart in the Jungle


Amazon takes on Netflix with global Prime rollout

Amazon has undercut Netflix with the launch of Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. The subscription video-on-demand service went live today at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain. Customers in the other new Prime Video territories – which span the […]

Amazon celebrates Globes win with free Mozart

Amazon is offering a free viewing window of its drama series Mozart in the Jungle this weekend. The free window will run from January 15 to January 17 and allow non Amazon Prime subs to watch the streaming service’s original drama. Amazon said the marketing push was a response to the series winning two Golden […]

Amazon orders David E. Kelley court drama

Amazon Prime Instant Video has ordered a court drama from Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley starring Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt. Trial will debut exclusively on Amazon in the UK, Germany, Austria, Japan and the US next year. Kelley is writing the show with Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice), with the pair executive producing […]

Amazon originals get HDR treatment

Amazon Prime Instant Video is to make its original content available in the High DynamicRange (HDR) format in Europe for the first time. Amazon is launching HDR TV on its Prime Instant Video services in the UK, Germany and Austria, as well as the US, where it made content available on the Samsung SUHD range […]

Israeli VOD service lands Romanzo Criminale

New Israeli on-demand platform Cellcom TV has acquired Italian gangster drama Romanze Criminale from Germany-based Beta Film. Premium content services firm Vubiquity brokered the deal on behalf of Cellcom TV, which mobile phone operator Cellcom launched at the end of last year. Romanzo Criminale is set between 1977 and 1989 and follows a criminal gang […]

Buyers Briefing: Vanda Rapti, MTG

Name: Vanda Rapti Title: VP of acquisitions, pay TV, VOD and new media, and acting VP, free TV, Nordics, MTG Vanda Rapti buys programming for a variety of Modern Times Group channels across Europe. Here she takes TBI through the needs of the free, pay and VOD platforms operating under MTG’s Viasat broadcasting brand.   […]

Orange and Sony strike content deal

French pay TV operator Orange has inked a volume deal with Hollywood studio Sony Pictures Television. The deal, between SPT and OCS gives the French package of pay TV channels SPT-distributed series including Amazon Prime Instant Video hit Transparent and another show from the streaming service, Mozart in the Jungle (below right). OCS also gets […]

MTG buys Amazon’s Mozart for Viaplay

Modern Times Group’s on-demand service Viaplay in Sweden has picked up Amazon original drama Mozart in the Jungle. The series is produced by Amazon Studios and plays exclusively on its Prime Instant Video service in the UK, US and Germany. The pilot was penned Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore) and follows a New York classical musician. Amazon […]

Woody Allen making TV series with Amazon

Amazon has pulled off a coup by signing up director Woody Allen’s first ever television series. Allen will write and create the series with Amazon Studios, with on-demand service Amazon Prime Instant Video acting as the distribution platform. “I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where […]

Amazon adds 4K content to Prime Instant Video

Amazon has added 4K, Ultra High-Definition movies and TV shows to its subscription VoD service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. Amazon Prime customers will be able to access the Ultra HD content at no additional cost, with the first of this content to include Amazon Original series such as Alpha House, Transparent and children’s series Gortimer […]