Tim Leslie

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 […]

Amazon buys Batman series from Warner Bros.

Amazon has picked up UK rights to animated series Beware the Batman. Its UK Prime Instant Video streaming service (fka Lovefilm) will exclusively carry the 26-part CGI show ahead of any other streaming service or traditional broadcaster. Amazon said the deal was a milestone for the company, giving it exclusive rights to a show targeting […]

Amazon buys Starz’ pirate series Black Sails

Amazon Prime Instant has taken UK rights to big-budget pirate drama Black Sails. The deal gives Amazon’s UK streaming service (fka Lovefilm) exclusive rights to the show, which is Starz in the US. The US premium cable net has commissioned a second series of the Black Sails, which stars Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) and […]