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ShortsTV launches SVoD service in US

June 16, 2022

ShortsTV, the global short film network, has announced a deal to launch its SVoD service on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the US, expanding its digital footprint in the country.

ShortsTV has launched 500 of its best global short movie titles to the more than 100 million Prime members across the US. The service is available as an add-on subscription to Prime members for $1.99 per month after a 7-day free trial.

Through the partnership, ShortsTV continues its global rollout on Amazon’s OTT service, having successfully launched on Prime Video Channels in the UK, Netherlands, Italy and India, as well as in Spain with its Spanish language service, TVCortos.

ShortsTV offers a collection of the best short films from across the globe, including The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers starring Kiera Knightley (pictured) and Rupert Friend, Nancy, Sid & Sergio starring Charlie Cox, Silent Things starring Andrew Scott, Interstate starring Gina Rodriguez and Hotel starring Art Malik, among others.

Furthermore, with ShortsTV’s yearly theatrical release of the Oscar Nominated Short Films, Prime members will get a front row seat for three of the most exciting Oscar races each year. They’ll see screenings of selected Oscar nominated short films, original shows taking audiences behind the scenes on the Road to the Oscars,  festival road trip of other leading film festivals and award shows including the BAFTAs, as well as up close and personal interviews with award-winning filmmakers.

“Pete Davidson and the SNL crew weren’t the first guys to realise that, nowadays, the only thing worth watching is a ‘short-ass movie’,” said ShortsTV CEO and Founder, Carter Pilcher. “And we’ve got the best short-ass movies on the planet. You’ve gotta watch ‘em – you’ll laugh, cry and be scared to death. They’re the best movies – of any length – on Amazon.”

“We are delighted to work with Amazon to bring US Prime members the best movies being made today,” added Jade Tan, ShortsTV Director of Programming. “Prime members will be overjoyed to see hundreds of hours of movies in the launch catalogue and 25 hot new movies each month spanning crime, comedy, animation, romance, documentary, thriller, drama, horror and sci-fi, in addition to many star-studded films and Oscar and BAFTA nominees. America will never be the same after they join us on the wild roller coaster ride that is addictive, gripping short films.”

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