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Amazin Freevee to premiere Season 3 of Alex Rider in April

Amazon Freevee has announced that the third season of hit spy-thriller, Alex Rider, will exclusively premiere on April 5th. All eight episodes will be released on premiere day in the UK, US, and Germany. Season 3 will bring this chapter of Alex’s journey of self-discovery to a shocking conclusion. Executive Producer and franchise author Anthony […]

February 29, 2024

Prime Video orders The Runarounds series

Prime Video has ordered The Runarounds to series. Produced by Skydance Television and created by Jonas Pate (Outer Banks, Aquarius), with a teleplay from David Wilcox (666 Park Avenue, Fringe), The Runarounds is a fictional YA drama, inspired by the real band of the same name. The new eight-episode series will premiere on Prime Video […]

February 26, 2024

How To Date Billy Walsh to premiere on Prime Video

Prime Video has announced that Original British high school romantic comedy movie, How To Date Billy Walsh, premieres on Prime Video on April 5th 2024. The movie stars Sebastian Croft (Heartstopper) as Archie, Charithra Chandran (Bridgerton) as Amelia and Tanner Buchanan (Cobra Kai) as Billy. Additional cast includes Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Nick Frost (Paul), Guz Khan (Army of Thieves), Lucy Punch (Motherland) and […]

February 20, 2024

Research: Content licensing mounts comeback

Research from Ampere Analysis shows that, after four years of major studios employing an exclusivity approach to the distribution of their TV content on streaming, licensing is steadily making a comeback. Analysis reveals that the number of TV seasons cross-licensed between Netflix and Warner Bros Discovery’s (WBD) Max and Discovery+ more than tripled in 2023. […]

February 19, 2024

Prime Video greenlights Federer doc

Prime Video has greenlit a feature-length documentary chronicling the final days of Roger Federer’s professional tennis career. The documentary will premiere on Prime Video on a date TBC in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide, and is the latest addition to the Prime membership. Helmed by Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia and co-director Joe Sabia, the […]

February 19, 2024

BTS j-hope’s Hope on the Street on Prime Video

Prime Video has announced that BTS j-hope’s docuseries Hope on the Street, produced by HYBE, will be available on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide from March 28th. Episodes will be released weekly every Thursday and Friday. j-hope is a member of the celebrated K-[op group group BTS. Hope on the Street […]

February 19, 2024

Prime Video ditches Dolby, HDR for ad-based subs

Prime Video’s new advertising-supported low-cost streaming service must now be considered a second-rate system in terms of video and audio excellence. Some subscribers are joining a Class Action lawsuit arguing that they must now pay extra for something they already paid for. There are well-founded allegations that Prime Video did not tell subscribers that by […]

February 14, 2024By Chris Forrester

ITV signs James Bond deal with Amazon MGM

ITV has announced a deal with Amazon MGM Studios Distribution to make 25 James Bond movies available to ITV viewers via linear channels and catch-up on ITVX. The deal marks the first time that the Bond films have been available via an AVoD streaming platform in the UK, which will see each film available to […]

February 8, 2024

Forecast: Sports media rights to reach $61bn in 2024

At a time when marketers are increasingly reliant on sport for mass reach, the sector faces fragmentation. Live sports rights are splintering between broadcast, OTT and mobile apps, while social platforms are rising in importance for fans. Sports media in the era of fragmentation, WARC Media’s latest Global Advertising Trends report, examines sport’s new media landscape, […]

February 7, 2024

Prime Video orders Lazarus series

Prime Video has ordered psychological mystery thriller Lazarus (working title) as a limited series. Based on an original story idea and written by the New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben and BAFTA-winner Danny Brocklehurst, Lazarus follows a man who returns home after his father’s suicide and begins to have disturbing experiences that can’t be […]

February 7, 2024