Disney+, which will launch in many European countries on March 24, 2020, has a user experience equal to Amazon Prime Video, but still clearly lags behind industry leader Netflix.
Series including Westworld, Watchmen and The Plot Against America are now available to Amazon Prime Video homes in France.
Amazon has stopped offering Prime Video for free to viewers in parts of Italy most affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
2019 was a defining year for the German TV and video market, with mass market resistance to premium digital video finally falling away and paving the way for this month’s launch of Disney+.
Austrian telco A1 Telekom Austria has integrated Amazon Prime Video into its domestic TV platform, which was renamed from A1 TV to A1 Xplore TV at the same time.
German telco Deutsche Telekom is confident that it will be able to reach a deal with Walt Disney to get its new streaming service Disney+ onto its TV platform MagentaTV.
The Gazprom Media-owned TV channel Pyatnitsa has sold Amazon Prime Video the rights to what will be the first-ever Russian reality show to appear on the platform.
Amazon has hired leading television executive Mike Hopkins to head its streaming and video business.
More churn, password sharing and illegal streaming: The UK video-on-demand (VOD) market could face major changes with the launch of Disney+.
German video-on-demand provider Netzkino is now also offering a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service on Amazon in addition to its free, advertising-financed service.