The Man in The High Castle


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 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 […]

In demand chart: Netflix’s Gilmore Girls leads Amazon’s Grand Tour

Netflix’s reboot of US comedy series the Gilmore Girls is leading the pack in Germany, some distance ahead of Amazon’s biggest ever commissioned series, The Grand Tour, our latest In Demand charts reveal. The latest exclusive data set from influential analytics firm Parrot,covering November 27 – December 3, reveals the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the […]

Amazon claims Grand Tour smashes ratings record

New Jeremy Clarkson vehicle The Grand Tour has become Amazon Prime Video’s biggest premiere launch, the streaming site has claimed. E-commerce giant Amazon reported “millions of Prime members” in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan had streamed the series’ first episode over the weekend. This means the big-budget petrolhead series replaces Frank Spotnitz-created drama […]

In-demand charts: UK (August 7-13, 2016)

With the Edinburgh International Television Festival coming up this month, TBI and Parrot Analytics have taken another look at the UK, and our second demand expressions chart has thrown up some significant results. As many predicted, Netflix nostalgia fest Stranger Things has become television’s most in-demand programme. Stranger Things has been the watercooler series of […]

Amazon doubling content spend, tripling originals

Amazon is dramatically ramping up its spending on original content, telling investors it will almost double its programme budget for the second half of the year, while tripling the number of original shows on its Prime Instant Video streaming service. The bold commitment to programming comes as its chief SVOD rival Netflix ramps ups its […]

In-demand: Belgium (July 10-16, 2016)

Orange is the New Black and Game of Thrones are the most in-demand programmes on the digital and overall fronts in Belgium. Netflix originals dominate our digital chart in Belgium, with only Amazon Prime Video’s The Man in the High Castle stopping a clean sweep of the top ten. OITNB is by far the most […]

Big Light poaches Eleven’s Hall for COO post

Frank Spotnitz’s company, Big Light Productions, has hired Jamie Hall from rival prodco Eleven Films as COO. Hall was previously Eleven’s head of production and business affairs, but will now work out of Big Light’s UK headquarters to oversee strategic partnerships and project financing. Big Light’s current slate includes CBS-Global-TF1-RTL coproduction procedural Ransom, CraveTV comedy-drama […]

Amazon brings Roadies to UK

Amazon Prime Video has bought rock and roll drama Roadies for its UK feed. The Warner Bros.- and Bad Robot Television-produced drama, from director Cameron Crowe, will air in the UK through episodes added on a weekly basis. Each one debuts a day after its US airing on premium cable channel Showtime. Meet the unsung […]

In-demand charts: Czech Republic (12-18 June 2016)

Ahead of the Brexit vote in the UK, which could lead to the biggest change in the European Union in many years, our chart from another part of Europe reveals some familiar television viewing patterns. As with Poland (May 29-June 4), House of Cards and Game of Thrones are the most in-demand series in our […]