Discovery will offer the Bundesliga games it shows live from the upcoming season on Amazon’s multiscreen OTT service Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria.
Netflix and Amazon have yet to make an impact in what is a rapidly expanding OTT market in Russia.
Following the news that Amazon will close Lovefilm in Germany, Broadband TV News can now reveal that the company will also shut down its DVD and Blu-ray delivery service in the UK.
Amazon will shut down its DVD and Blu-ray rental service Lovefilm in Germany on October 31, 2017.
59% of US broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu., according to Parks Associates.
German public broadcaster ZDF is open for partnerships with commercial competitors to increase its chances in the bidding races for attractive sports rights following its loss of the TV rights for the UEFA Champions League and the Olympic Games.
YouView is to run a pilot scheme that will give viewers a voice controlled TV experience around Amazon Alexa.
WATCH VIDEO. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sees Amazon as an “awfully scary” competitor, though he stopped short of saying it was Netflix’s biggest threat, he said on on CNBC’s Squawk Alley earlier this week.
“We all have a problem”, Lutz Schüler, CEO of German cable operator Unitymedia, said in the opening discussion of the ANGA COM 2017 congress in Cologne: “We live from the inertia of the German customers.”
People aged 55-64 are yet to embrace SVoD services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, preferring linear TV channels and their catch-up services, according to a study of TV viewing habits in 13 countries by Ampere Aanlysis.