Sneaky Pete


Amazon to up video spend throughout 2018

Amazon said it plans to increase its spend on video throughout 2018, after the company more than doubled its profits in Q1. Speaking on Amazon’s first quarter earnings call, chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky said that “video content spend will increase year-over-year” and predicted that strength areas like Amazon Web Services, and advertising will continue to […]

Amazon reveals subs’ streaming habits

Amazon Prime Video has unveiled a number of “curious facts” and “milestones” related to its subscribers’ streaming habits last year. In much the same vein as global SVOD rival Netflix, the on-demand service has released stats related to genre, location and programme popularity. Neither service releases viewing numbers for its programming, which means even unusual […]

Making Amazon tick

Amazon’s original content strategy is a risk but could pay off in a big way, analysts and producers say. Over the last year Amazon has bolstered its video content library through investment in both acquisitions as well as original programming. Ampere Analysis estimates that by the end of 2017, the e-retail giant will have spent […]

Amazon reveals originals trends in UK

Amazon Prime Video has revealed that Bryan Cranston-created drama Sneaky Pete is its most popular drama this year in the UK. Unsurprisingly, The Grand Tour ranks as its most popular unscripted series, while American Gods is its most watched fantasy series and Just Add Magic is the leading kids show. As Amazon does not release […]

In-demand chart: Germany (January 29-February 4, 2017)

Amazon is successfully taking on Netflix in Germany, Europe’s largest TV territory, with the overall most in-demand digital original, and another in the top five. Reflecting a wider trend, Amazon Prime Video has challenged Netflix with two titles in the top five digital originals in Germany: The Grand Tour in first place and The Man […]

BBC, Amazon team for apocalyptic comedy

UK pubcaster the BBC and subscription VOD service are creating a six-part comedy based on the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel Good Omens. Gaiman (American Gods, pictured) will be showrunner on the 6x60mins series, which is set to go out on the BBC and Amazon in 2018. Amazon will get the global premiere rights, […]

Amazon collars Sneaky Pete

Amazon Prime Instant Video has greenlit a full season of Sneaky Pete, the drama pilot from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and House’s David Shore. The pilot episode is currently running on the Amazon SVOD service, and has been received well-enough for Amazon Studios to go ahead with a longer run. Sony Pictures Television is a […]

Amazon picks up Sony’s Bryan Cranston series

Amazon has picked up Sneaky Pete for its Prime Instant Video service. The show comes from Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House), and follows a con man as he adapts to life post-prison. It was set up at CBS, but the broadcast net ultimately passed on the show. Amazon stepped in and picked […]