Advanced Television


Amazon upgrades Fire TV

Amazon has announced a range of updates to its Fire TV family, adding enhanced conversational voice search with generative AI, upgrades to the Fire TV Ambient Experience, and what it calls its “most powerful Fire TV Sticks yet” – the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max, now with the Fire TV Ambient Experience, and Fire […]

September 21, 2023

Amazon Freevee signs NBCUniversal, UKTV, MGM FAST deals

Amazon Freevee has announced that free, ad-supported (FAST) Channels from NBCUniversal and UKTV are now available on the service, with an additional five channels from MGM scheduled to launch in late autumn. These new channels add to the slate of FAST Channels currently available on the free service, spanning genres that include Originals, popular movies, […]

August 24, 2023

SF Studios appoints Grünler as Nordic Head of Theatrical Distribution

SF Studios has announced that Pia Grünler has been appointed as Nordic Head of Theatrical Distribution. Grünler has been managing SF Studios’ theatrical distribution since 2016 and will in her new role take on the full responsibility for the theatrical business and team in the Nordics with the focus to develop, market and distribute an […]

June 15, 2023

Amazon Freevee adding MGM, WBD FAST Channels

Amazon Freevee has agreed a deal with MGM and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) to add 23 FAST channels to its portfolio. MGM is to launch 12 FAST channels on Freevee, whilst the other 11 will feature WBD content. The new channels joins Freevee’s slate of over 280 FAST channels which can be accessed through the […]

June 13, 2023

Amazon launching MGM+ in Europe with Lionsgate

Amazon has announced it will relaunch MGM+, MGM’s streaming service, across Europe as MGM+ International – and has signed a content deal with Lionsgate to boost the platform’s library. MGM+ International will go live in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands on April 8th. Titles in the Lionsgate deal include the likes of Nashville, […]

April 5, 2023

Channel 5 commissions Who Let The Kids Out?

Channel 5 has commissioned MGM Alternative UK to make a new two-part series exploring what happens when kids are unleashed into the world without parental supervision, it announced today. The series, Who Let the Kids Out? (w/t), looks at what various groups of children – between 9 and 10 years of age – get up to when encountering a plethora of […]

April 4, 2023

Amazon Studios, Imagine sign first-look deal

Amazon Studios has closed an exclusive multiyear first-look film deal with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment. Under the pact, Amazon Studios will have a first look on narrative features and documentaries Imagine Entertainment intends to produce. The news of the deal comes ahead of Prime Video’s April 21st release of Amazon Studios and […]

April 3, 2023

MGM+, Starz bundle on Prime Video US

Starz has teamed with Amazon to bundle MGM+ on Prime Video in the US. This subscription bundle, which launches in the coming weeks, will provide streamers with more entertainment options will cost $11.99 per month — a 20 per cent discount on the combined price of both standalone subscriptions. “We are excited to join forces with […]

February 17, 2023

Prime Video’s The Consultant premieres in Feb

Prime Video has debuted the first-look teaser for the new Christoph Waltz-led series, The Consultant. Prime Video has announced that the series will premiere all eight episodes exclusively on February 24th in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Based on Bentley Little’s 2015 novel of the same name, the  characters and story in this […]

January 3, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Burnett exits MGM

Mark Burnett is leaving MGM where he has been chairman of its worldwide TV group since 2018. The move comes following Amazon’s $8.5 billion purchase of MGM earlier this year. In a joint statement to staff, Mike Hopkins, SVP of Prime Video and Amazon Studios, and Burnett revealed that Burnett was departing the company “to […]

November 29, 2022