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Amazon unlocks 40 kids & family shows for non-Prime subscribers

Amazon is making a portion of its children’s programming available for free as the world battles against the Coronavirus pandemic. The company announced that 40 family and kids’ shows will be available for all Amazon customers, regardless or whether they have a Prime subscription. Series available include Arthur, Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom […]

Amazon orders Italian and Latin American originals

Amazon has stepped up its investment in original shows in Italy and Latin America, ordering a range of dramas and unscripted series. The streamer has greenlit three Italian originals: comedy series Vita da Carla, music documentary Ferro and unscripted cooking travelogue Dinner Club. Amazon also green-lit four original series from Argentina, Chile and Colombia, marking […]

Netflix surpasses HBO in Emmy nominations

For the first time, Netflix has surpassed HBO in the number of Emmy nominations it received for 2018, ending HBO’s 17-year streak as leader. Netflix received 112 nominations to HBO’s 108. This time last year HBO had 110 nominations to Netflix’s 91. The Netflix titles nominated include Queer Eye (pictured), Black Mirror, The Crown, Stranger […]

Amazon secures streaming rights to new Soderbergh movie

Amazon has unveiled a deal to bring Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, Logan Lucky, to Prime Video during its exclusive first-run US streaming window. The film will hit theatres on August 18, 2017 and is likely to be released on Amazon during Q1 2018. In addition, Amazon has signed a two-year first-look deal with Fingerprint Releasing […]

Amazon to maintain originals investment

Amazon’s increased spend on original content will “continue in 2017 and likely beyond”, as it continues to build engagement through its video strategy. Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, chief financial officer Brian T. Olsavsky said that last year Amazon Prime customers more than doubled their amount of hours they spent consuming video, […]

Amazon undercuts Netflix with Grand Tour offers

Amazon has slashed its Prime subscription rate in tandem with the launch of it £160 million Top Gear rival The Grand Tour. The Grand Tour, presented by the former team from BBC motoring series Top Gear, launched on Amazon in the US, Germany and UK today. Amazon slashed the price of a Prime subscription, which […]