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Amazon invests over £4.2bn in UK creative since 2010

Data from Amazon reveals that it is one of the leading contributors across the breadth of the UK creative industries. Analysis from independent macroeconomic consultancy Capital Economics shows that Amazon’s investments in the creative industries supported more than 16,000 jobs in 2022, ranging from directly employed in-house designers to indirectly employed external producers, and Amazon […]

June 22, 2023Nik Roseveare @ BFI Southbank

Data: House of the Dragon most pirated show of 2022

House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel series, was the most-pirated TV show released on torrent sites in 2022 according to data from TorrentFreak, For several years in a row the list was headed by Game of Thrones but that reign came to an end in 2019 after the series ended. In 2020, […]

January 1, 2023

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power reveals directors for Season 2

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which has been viewed by more than 100 million people worldwide and has been an unprecedented global success as the top Original series for Prime Video in every region in its first season, has confirmed three directors for the forthcoming second season, currently in production in […]

December 14, 2022

Prime Video’s The Rings of Power announces new cast members

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has announced seven new recurring cast members for the forthcoming second season, currently in production in the UK. “Since its premiere, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been bringing audiences together to experience the magic and wonder of J.R.R. Tolkien’s magnificent Middle-earth. […]

December 1, 2022

The Making of The Rings of Power on X-Ray

Prime Video has announced that  – The Making of The Rings of Power – a special look at previously unreleased behind-the-scenes content from the record-breaking series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s eight episodes – is now available exclusively on X-Ray, via a full-screen experience that can be launched anytime while watching […]

November 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Data: Streaming nears 40% of total TV usage

Media measurement company Nielsen’s latest monthly total TV and streaming snapshot report, The Gauge, reveals that streaming remained the most-watched TV format in September, capturing 36.9 per cent of overall television usage and marking another record-high share for the category. Broadcast also saw an increase in September with its share of TV climbing to 24.2 […]

October 20, 2022

WBHE launches Lord of the Rings Web3 Movie Experience

Warner Bros Home Entertainment (WBHE), in partnership with Content Blockchain specialist Eluvio, has announced the launch of the WB Movieverse with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Version) Web3 Movie Experience, available for purchase from October 21st. A first-of-its-kind Web3 entertainment offering from WBHE, The Lord of the Rings: The […]

October 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Vodacom South Africa adds Prime Video Mobile Edition

Vodacom South Africa has announced that all new, existing and upgrading customers are now eligible to subscribe to Prime Video or Prime Video Mobile Edition, regardless of price plan, whether prepaid or post-paid. Vodacom is the first telecommunications company in Africa to offer Prime Video Mobile Edition. With Prime Video Mobile Edition, customers benefit from […]

October 12, 2022

Prime Video announces plans for New York Comic Con 2022

Prime Video has announced its programming block and consumer experience for this year’s New York Comic Con. The line-up will feature live, in-person panels from returning fan-favourite series and highly anticipated new series, including The Legend of Vox Machina, Good Omens, The Wheel of Time, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and […]

September 15, 2022

LOTR series: 25m+ premiere viewers

Amazon has revealed that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power attracted more than 25 million global viewers on its first day, breaking all previous records, marking the biggest premiere in the history of Prime Video. The series launched exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. “It is somehow fitting that Tolkien’s […]

September 5, 2022By Colin Mann