The New Yorker Presents…


Helen Cowley, Amazon Prime Instant Video UK

Name: Helen Cowley Title: senior manager, Amazon Prime Instant Video UK Helen Cowley has been with Amazon Prime Instant Video UK (and its predecessor Lovefilm) since 2005. Prior to Amazon’s involvement with the SVOD platform she held titles such as head of programming, and since November last year has been senior manger of the merged […]

Amazon deal monitor: Prime’s time

Amazon’s initial slate of originals was mostly well received, but failed to set the TV world alight. Then along came Jeffrey Tambur cross-dressing drama Transparent, which not only garnered masses of column inches, but also bagged awards and critical acclaim. Some commentators described as “Amazon’s House of Cards moment”. SVOD service Amazon Prime Instant Video […]

Mad Dogs, High Castle go to series on Amazon

Amazon Prime Instant Video has sent a pair of dramas, an unscripted series and two kids shows to series. The dramas are Cris Cole’s US version of Mad Dogs and The Man in the High Castle, with magazine series The New Yorker Presents and kids series Just Add Magic and The Stink & Dirty Show […]

Amazon buys Shaun the Sheep, Ben 10

Amazon Prime Instant Video has acquired exclusive UK streaming rights to Aardman Animation’s stop-motion series Shaun the Sheep and Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 Ominverse. The long-running CBeebies series are now available on the platform, and the deal comes ahead of Shaun the Sheep: The Movie launching in UK cinemas on February 6. A separate deal […]

Debut docu-show for Amazon

Amazon Prime Instant Video’s latest pilot season includes the SVOD service’s first docu-series pilot. The New Yorker Presents… will be a half-hour show billed as a “completely unique viewing experience”. It will feature a short film starring Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and Brett Gelman (Go On) based on a story from Saturday Night Live’s […]