ViacomCBS will be promoting new series on CBS by streaming them on Pluto TV and other over-the-top platforms. The Equalizer and Clarice will be available for two weeks after they premiere on the CBS Broadcast Network.
The matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals drew an average audience of 4.8 million viewers on Amazon’s Prime Video and Twitch platforms and mobile properties run by the NFL, the two teams and Verizon. Local over-the-air stations in San Francisco and Phoenix also carried the game, bringing the total audience to 5.9 million, according to the NFL.
Amazon Studios’ campaign for The Aeronauts illustrates the challenges of making “events” out of movies that will primarily be seen online, not in theaters.
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The second season averaged 1.9 million viewers during its first seven days, according to Nielsen, which released an Amazon show’s figures for the first time.
The Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won the first three awards handed out Sunday, sweeping the comedy series awards. It won best ensemble in a comedy series, as well as individual honors for Rachel Brosnahan and Tony Shalhoub, whose win was a surprise in a category that included Bill Hader (Barry) and Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method).
Amazon announced Thursday the veteran NFL announcing duo of Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer will be back next season to call the Thursday night package on Amazon’s Prime video service.
Associated Press writer Alicia Rancilio gives the top spot to the Amazon Prime hit. “From its costumes to the dialogue to the music to the quirky characters, this show is a delight. Watch it to feel good.”
Amazon’s top television shows drew more than 5 million people worldwide to its Prime shopping club by early 2017, according to company documents, revealing for the first time how the retailer’s bet on original video is paying off. The documents also show that Amazon’s U.S. audience for all video programming on Prime, including films and TV shows it licenses from other companies, was about 26 million customers. Amazon has never released figures for its total audience.
In the battle for video content, Amazon appears poised to up the stakes. According to estimates from JPMorgan’s Doug Anmuth, Amazon is expected to invest approximately $5 billion in video content this year, with an emphasis on big-budget original shows and sports rights.
Amazon is giving Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan the spotlight in Prime Video’s first Super Bowl commercial. “Given the colossal scope and scale of the series coupled with the popularity of Tom Clancy’s novels, we knew Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan would be a natural fit for Prime Video’s first Super Bowl ad,” said Mike Benson, Amazon Studios’ head of marketing.
Streaming viewers who pay by the month for Amazon Prime benefits, which include free shipping as well as entertainment offerings, will now pay $12.99 a month. The new rate is 18% higher than the previous rate of $10.99. The cost of a full-year Prime membership will remain $99 and the yearly rate for students will also stay at $49.
CBS All Access is joining Amazon Channels with a reduced-ad offering, becoming the first of the digital company’s 140 channels with a live, linear feed. The arrangement enables Prime members to add CBS for $9.99 a month.
As streaming competition heats up over the coveted kids’ demographic, Amazon Studios is teaming up with Genius Brands International, a prominent maker of animated entertainment, to launch a new channel that will target youngsters ranging in age from toddlers to tweens.
The e-commerce giant’s video subscription service drew more eyeballs last year thanks to series like Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle.
Amazon Prime Video has gone global. The company on Tuesday confirmed news reported last month, saying that the service is now available in more than 200 countries and territories.
Underscoring the increasing value of children’s programming to video streaming services, Amazon Prime has struck a multi-year deal to offer PBS Kids programming to its subscribers.
Amazon is getting into the monthly business in a move that makes it a more aggressive competitor against Netflix and Hulu in the streaming wars. The Seattle-based company on Sunday night launched two new monthly membership options that allow customers weary of a yearly commitment to opt for more flexible monthly options.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is beefing up Prime by letting customers of the $99-a-year loyalty service buy access to the premium TV channels Showtime and Starz. Those channels will each cost an additional $9 a month. Amazon will handle billing for them and some other streaming services it’s partnering with. Amazon’s move comes as […]