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Amazon Buys U.K. Champions League Soccer Rights in Groundbreaking Deal

Amazon has secured a groundbreaking deal to show live Champions League soccer matches in the U.K., starting from 2024, European soccer governing body UEFA unveiled on Friday. The deal, details of which had leaked ahead of the announcement, will see Amazon split U.K. rights to the top-rated European club tournament with current U.K. rightsholder BT […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Lizzo (‘Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls’)

“Even my ‘off’ is pretty ‘on,'” laughs Lizzo, the wildly popular, Grammy-winning, exuberant singer-songwriter, as we sit down at the dining room table in her Hollywood Hills home to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast. The 34-year-old superstar has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “an artist who has […]

Not All of the Best Deals Will Be On Amazon Prime Day — These Online Sales Are Here to Compete

As shoppers are readying their wallets for Amazon Prime Day on July 12 and 13, many retailers are piggy-backing off the epic two-day shopping event and offering their own deals to compete with the e-commerce giant. Amazon Prime membership costs $15 per month or $139 annually, and only members can access the online marketplace’s exclusive […]

Amazon Prime Day 2022: Here’s Are the Confirmed Dates and Deals to Expect Next Month

The e-commerce giant's two-day shopping event will include savings on its own fashion and tech products as well as brands such as Apple, iRobot, Columbia, Sunday Riley and more.

Amazon Prime Unveils Canadian Originals Slate

Amazon Prime has revealed details on ten new Canadian original series and feature films set to debut on its streaming service globally. Projects announced on Wednesday include The Sticky, an English-language dramedy set in Quebec and about a real-life maple syrup heist. The producer credits are shared by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television, Jonathan Levine’s Megamix, […]

The Palladinos Didn’t Always Have a Five-Season Plan for ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

[This story contains spoilers to the fourth season of Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.] The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel fans received bittersweet news a day before the fourth season premiered when it was announced that the Amazon series would be returning for a fifth — and final — run. “We always had a general endpoint in […]

Amazon Hires Miranda Wayland as European Diversity Head

Amazon has created a new Europe-wide role of head of diversity, equity and inclusion for Amazon Studios and Prime Video, and hired one of the top diversity execs at the BBC, Miranda Wayland. Wayland — set to join later this year — has spent five years at the BBC and is currently head of creative […]

‘Moonfall,’ ‘John Wick 4’ Among Titles in Leonine-Amazon Slate Deal

German mini-major Leonine Studios has signed a multi-year licensing deal with Amazon Prime in Germany and Austria for Leonine’s upcoming feature slate. The deal, announced Tuesday, gives Amazon an exclusive, six-month second SVOD window for its new theatrical and home entertainment titles as well as library films. Among the new films included in the deal […]

Amazon Spent $13B on Video, Music Content in 2021

As the streaming video wars heat up, the amount of cash the major players spend on content is rising accordingly. According to its annual report filed Friday morning, Amazon spent $13 billion on video and music content in 2021, a $2 billion increase from 2020 when it spent $11 billion on content. “Total video and […]

Amazon to Raise Price of Prime Membership

As part of its fourth-quarter earnings report, Amazon announced that it would raise the price of Amazon Prime memberships for the first time in four years, citing investment in the company’s entertainment offerings, and its exclusive deal with the NFL to stream Thursday Night Football beginning next season, as among the reasons for the price […]

Amazon Nabs SXSW’s ‘The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks’ Doc

Amazon Prime has picked up The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks, a two-part documentary series about Canadian sketch-comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, ahead of its world premiere at SXSW. The docuseries from Blue Ant Studios promises never-before-seen archival footage from the earliest years of the troupe and interviews with members Dave Foley, […]

HBO Max, Amazon and Sky Shows to Light Up Berlin Fest’s TV Lineup

New drama series from HBO Max, Amazon Prime and Sky U.K. will have their world premieres in Berlin next month as part of the Berlinale Series program, the television sidebar of the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival. Lust, a Swedish comedy from HBO Max featuring The Bridge star Sofia Helin, Sky U.K.’s supernatural crime mystery […]