Tag Archives: Amazon Prime Video

MLB.TV Joins Lineup on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels

Amazon has launched MLB.TV on Prime Video Channels for Prime members in the U.S., just in time for the start of Major League Baseball’s 2019 regular season start next week. The MLB.TV package provides regular-season out-of-market baseball games, both live and on-demand. Prime members in the U.S. can subscribe to MLB.TV for $24.99 per month, […]

Amazon’s Prime Video Direct Is Cutting Royalty Fees for Low-Engagement Content

Amazon is rejiggering the payment structure for its Prime Video Direct self-publishing program to reward the highest-performing content with higher rates — while reducing royalty rates for less-popular titles. Starting April 1, 2019, the standard license fee for all titles made available through Amazon’s Prime Video Direct for Prime subscription access in the U.S. will […]

Amazon Prime Launches Original Series ‘The End’ With India’s Akshay Kumar

Amazon Prime Video’s India service launched action-thriller original series “The End” in Mumbai on Tuesday. The series marks the streaming debut of bankable Bollywood star Akshay Kumar (“2.0”). Abundantia Entertainment, one of the producers  of Kumar’s 2017 hit “Toilet – Ek Prem Katha,” will produce for Amazon, the second time they are collaborating after 2018 […]

Amazon Pulls Anti-Vaccination Documentaries From Prime Video After Congressman’s Inquiry to Jeff Bezos

Amazon has yanked at least three anti-vaccination documentaries questioning the safety of vaccines from its Prime Video streaming platform. The move came just hours after U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) publicly announced that he’d sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos expressing concern that Amazon is “surfacing and recommending products and content that discourage […]

Netflix Original Content Outscores HBO, Hulu, Amazon on Customer-Satisfaction Survey

Netflix is spending more on content than rivals by billions — and its customers continue to give Netflix’s original programming higher marks than the rest of the field. As of Feb. 7, 2019, Netflix customers gave the streamer’s original content a score of 81 out of 100, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index. That’s […]

‘Transparent’ Musical: Creator Jill Soloway Reveals Plans for Cast Album, Eyes Broadway Run

“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway has big plans for the show’s upcoming evolution into a musical. Soloway revealed on Wednesday that the show’s musical movie finale would also be released with an original soundtrack album — and they’ve got an eye toward ultimately taking “Transparent” to Broadway. The “Transparent” movie will premiere later this year — […]

Amazon Orders 17 New Original Series From Seven Countries

Aiming to ramp up its premium international content, Amazon Prime Video has greenlit the production of 17 new original series from Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Japan and Mexico. These include “The Power,” a British contemporary thriller based on Naomi Alderman’s bestselling science-fiction novel; “El Presidente,” a Mexican crime series inspired by the 2015 corruption […]

Amazon Prime Video Forges Pact With Italy’s Leone Film Group

Amazon Prime Video has inked a major deal with Italy’s Leone Film Group, giving the streaming giant full exclusive Italian pay-TV rights to all of Leone’s local releases for the next 30 months. The growing distribution-production company originally founded by spaghetti Western master Sergio Leone has output deals for Italy with Lionsgate and DreamWorks and […]

Amazon Orders Documentary Series on Real Madrid and Spain Star Sergio Ramos

Amazon will offer a glimpse into the life of one of the most famous soccer players in the world, with a new documentary series about Sergio Ramos, captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish national side. The half-hour series will run to 8 installments showing the daily life of the sports star. The as-yet-untitled Ramos series […]