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Comedy stars team on HBO Max animated special

HBO Max and Cartoon Network have announced that Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Ali G) has teamed with Greg Daniels (King of the Hill) and Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis & Butthead) of the newly formed Bandera Entertainment, as well as Michael Koman (SNL, Co-Creator of Nathan for You, and Executive Producer of HBO’s How To with John Wilson) to bring their […]

May 18, 2022

Amazon Prime Video adds profile images

Amazon Prime Video has rolled out its newest feature, Amazon Original profile images. Users worldwide can now update their Prime Video profile image to feature a variety of Amazon Original characters, such as Midge from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to Homelander from The Boys. Available on all devices that support Prime Video, the images can […]

August 20, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Amazon: “Over 175m use Prime Video”

Amazon has reported its Q1 2021 results, as its Prime Video streaming service turns 10 years old. The web giant saw operating income increase to $8.9 billion (€7.3bn) in the first quarter, compared with operating income of $4 billion in Q1 2020. Net income increased to $8.1 billion, compared with net income of $2.5 billion […]

April 30, 2021

Oscars 2021: Zoom attendance not an option

Nominees for this year’s Oscars have been told that appearing at the ceremony via Zoom will not be an option. In a letter to nominees, published by Deadline, the show’s producers said they had gone to “great lengths” to ensure the safety of those in attendance. The letters read: “For those of you unable to […]

March 19, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Data: Golden Globe nominees gets viewing boost

Even as award show viewership continues to decline, it’s clear that winning – and in some cases just earning a nomination – can be a major boost to home viewership. In the week following the Golden Globes, several movies and series saw a boost in US household viewership compared to the week before the ceremony, […]

March 9, 2021

Data: 1.6m US homes watch Borat 2 in first weekend

Samba TV data shows that 1.6 million US households streamed the Borat movie sequel on Amazon Prime Video during its opening weekend (October 22nd – 25th). Amazon’s decision to release the movie one day early, on the same day of the final presidential debate, didn’t seem to give it that great of a boost: only […]

October 27, 2020

Borat sequel on Prime Video

A new Borat movie is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 23rd in 240 countries. The movie is a sequel to 2006’s Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan which was a global hit, taking over $260 million at the box office. The new movie is titled […]

October 2, 2020By Nik Roseveare