Amazon has launched a live TV package for the customers of its subscription service Amazon Prime in Germany which, unlike other linear TV channels, is offered without extra charge.
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland has secured most of the domestic broadcasting rights to live Bundesliga football matches from the 2021/22 season onwards.
The UEFA Champions League can be seen on free-TV again in Austria from the 2021/22 season.
Global digital giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook are increasingly becoming “powerful gatekeepers” to what we watch and hear, according to Noel Curran, DG of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
German football association DFL has invited interested parties to take part in the tender of the media rights to the matches of the first and second division Bundesliga, the Supercup and relegation play-offs for the four seasons from 2021/22 to 2024/25 covering Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and South Tyrol.
The march of Amazon into the TV space is continuing with the parcels-to-screen company announcing a doubling of the number of hours of original content watched.
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.
Germany’s domestic football league Bundesliga has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its technology provider to deliver more in-depth insight into live broadcasts of Bundesliga games and a personalised viewing experience.
Amazon has underlined that the acquisition of the live rights of the UEFA Champions League is based on a mixed calculation.
Russia’s Rambler Group has dropped a claim against Amazon’s streaming service Twitch for allegedly broadcasting the English Premier League illegally.