Richard Broughton


Amazon takes on Netflix with standalone service

Amazon is going head-to-head with streaming rival Netflix by launching its Prime Video as a standalone, pay-monthly service for the first time. In details published to its US site, Amazon revealed that it will now offer Prime Video as a US$8.99 per month subscription video-on-demand offering, as well as included in its broader Amazon Prime […]

Going (digital) native

Why are television’s biggest groups spending millions of dollars on YouTube talent-focused multichannel networks? Jesse Whittock speaks with key players to build a picture of this emerging ecosystem and identify where the digital dollars are coming from. Research released this summer suggested the top 100 YouTube multichannel networks are worth nearly US$10 billion, with the […]

UK Premier League rights auction could top £5bn

The cost of the current UK TV auction for live Premier League football from 2016/17 to 2018/19 could top £5 billion (US$7.6 billion) for the first time, according to new research. Ampere Analysis predicts that, based on past auctions, there will be a “competitive base rate inflation” of between 55% and 65% in cost per […]