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ShortsTV on Amazon Prime Video Channels

November 17, 2020

ShortsTV, the 24/7 linear and OTT HD TV channel dedicated to short form video entertainment, is now available on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain.

Amazon Prime members in these countries can now watch live action, animated and documentary shorts, featuring winners and nominees at the Oscars and other leading awards bodies in each country, including BAFTA, GOYA, and the Venice and Netherlands film festivals.

The launch expands ShortsTV’s existing availability in over 4 million homes in the Netherlands, and in the UK, Italy and Spain, audiences will be able to enjoy ShortsTV for the first time. All films will be localised for each territory, with TVCortos – ShortsTV’s Spanish-language HD TV channel currently distributed across Latin America – made available in Spain, and the pan-European TV channel made available in the other territories.

“After many years of working with Amazon Prime Video to bring individual titles to their customers in the US, the UK and Germany, it is an enormous thrill to add the complete ShortsTV service to Prime Video Channels in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain,” said Carter Pilcher, ShortsTV’s CEO. “Amazon’s Prime Video Channels allows us to bring a unique product to audiences featuring the very best international short films, with an on-demand library of the very best local award-winning films in each country. ShortsTV and TVCortos are not only great entertainment, but they are also essential products for those who love and know film deeply and crave authentic connection and impactful stories.”

“I am delighted to expand our European footprint – reflecting the same rapid growth of interest in short films that we’re seeing in India, Latin America and the US,” added Jesse Bergsma, ShortsTV’s EMEA President. “With the addition of Spain, through Amazon Prime Video Channels, it is also exciting to see TV Cortos becoming available to the entire Spanish-speaking world.”

ShortsTV is available for Prime members in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain, with an add-on subscription of €3.99 per a month, after a free trial period of seven days in the UK, 14 days in the Netherlands and 30 days in Italy and Spain, via the existing Prime Video app, to watch anytime, anywhere on smart TVs, mobile, Amazon Fire TV Stick, game consoles and through the web.

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