Amazon will contest the decision by Bavarian media authority BLM to ban an episode of its original production Pastewka due to an alleged breach of German advertising rules.
The fourth episode of the eighth season of the series Pastewka on Amazon Prime Video violates the prohibition of surreptitious advertising in the federal German broadcast law, according to Bavarian media authority BLM.
Spain’s Euskaltel has become the first operator in Spain to add the Amazon Prime Video service to its Android decoders.
Madrid has emerged as the favourite location for Amazon’s European content operations.
Amazon has unveiled best-watched Prime videos on TV, tablet or smartphone.
According to the latest SVOD Barometer conducted by Médiamétrie, 30% of French online users aged six years and older used an SVOD service during the past 12 months, which is 10 points higher than in December 2017.
Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have further expanded their customer base and are the two largest subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platforms in Germany.
The Russian national broadcaster CTC Media has signed an agreement for the transfer of rights to four of its shows to Amazon Prime Video.
The top three OTT video services, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Netflix, maintain significant market share, with 91% of OTT subscribers getting at least one of these services, according to Parks Associates.
Roku has added Amazon Prime Video on the Roku streaming platform in Ireland.