Sky and BT are “very likely” to face competition from Amazon in the new Premier League rights auction, according to a leading analyst.
Amazon Fire TV customers are now able to browse the web with Firefox and Silk browsers on their TV bringing back YouTube to the platform.
It appears that the television industry is being haunted by a ghost named FANGA.
Discovery Communications is launching Motor Trend OnDemand, with programming for motoring fans, on Amazon Channels in the UK.
Juniper Research has identified 2018 as the year in which OTT (Over the Top) players including Amazon and Facebook turn sporting events into the next content battleground by bidding for (and winning) key packages in major rights auctions, including those for football’s English Premier League.
Google says it will remove YouTube from Amazon Fire TV from January 1. At the same time the videosharing website will also be removed from Amazon’s Echo Show.
More than 50% of US OTT subscription households subscribe to multiple OTT video services, according to Parks Associates. Of these multi-OTT households, 81% use Netflix plus some other service or combination of services, typically Amazon or Hulu.
Espial has announced that its Elevate cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) video platform now features Amazon Alexa voice support.
The Spanish commercial TV association UTECA has criticised the “legal jungle” under which online services such as Netflix, Amazon TV, HBO and Sky operate in the country.
German IPTV platform waipu.tv will enable TV viewers in collaboration with Amazon to directly order products out of a commercial for the first time.