Amazon will start selling the new Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice control in the UK, Germany and Japan.
German TV production company Motorvision Group expands its international distribution by launching a newly developed on-demand subscription service on Amazon Channels.
Amazon’s The Grand Tour, starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, was the most viewed title November and December 2016 in the UK.
The churn rate for OTT video services is 19% of US broadband households, indicating roughly one in five households have cancelled an OTT service in the past 12 months.
The majority of Ultra HD content in Germany’s TV and video market is provided by video-on-demand (VOD) services.
Netflix provides its subscribers with more originals than its competitor Amazon, but the latter is heating up competition with high investments in its own productions.
The BBC iPlayer will be reinvented in a bid to be the “number one online TV service” in the UK by 2020, the broadcaster’s director general Lord Hall has said.
The number of SVOD [subscription video on demand] homes is forecast to reach 428 million across 200 countries by 2021, up from 177 million in 2015 and an expected 248 million by end-2016.
Netflix will remain the dominant force in Western European SVOD for the next five years.
The debut episode of the new Amazon original series The Grand Tour has become the biggest show premiere ever on Amazon Prime Video.