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Amazon to Challenge ESPN With Launch of Sports App
December 28, 2022

Amazon plans to develop an app dedicated to sports content, according to a report. The move will build upon the company’s sports programming offered by its Prime Video, which helps draw viewers to its retail platform, Reuters reported Wednesday (Dec. 28), citing an article by...

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Amazon to Launch Search, Viewing Updates for Prime Video
July 18, 2022

Amazon is preparing to launch several updates for its Prime Video app on connected living room devices. The company said in a Monday (July 18) news release the updates are coming to Fire TV and the Android app this summer, with changes to iOS and...

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Amazon Likely to Win MGM Acquisition Case in EU, Report Says
March 09, 2022

Amazon is likely to claim victory in a European Union antitrust court regarding its case to buy movie studio MGM for $8.5 billion, Reuters reported Wednesday (March 9). The European Commission will make its decision by March 15. The move will see Amazon stepping up its...

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Amazon Takes on Clubhouse with Social Audio Mobile App Amp
March 08, 2022

On the second anniversary of Clubhouse, has introduced Amp, a competing social audio mobile app where users can create radio shows, be a DJ and play songs from Amazon Music, the retailer wrote on its blog Tuesday (March 8). “Radio has always been about...

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Amazon to Debut TVs Using Alexa Voice Controls
September 10, 2021

Amazon’s next product will be a Fire TV that is fully integrated with Alexa, as the company makes a bid to be more present in peoples’ living rooms, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Thursday (Sept. 9). There will be two versions of the...

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Amazon Could Make $9 Billion Bid For MGM Acquisition
May 18, 2021

Amazon is reportedly in talks with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) on an acquisition deal that could be as much as $9 billion, Financial Times (FT) reported, citing sources. Like other entertainment studios, MGM was crippled by the pandemic as movie theaters closed and people locked...

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Subscriptions In Prime Time: Amazon Scores NFL Deal
March 22, 2021

Starting in 2023, Amazon will be handing over somewhere in the neighborhood of a cool billion a year to the NFL for the exclusive rights to stream Thursday Night Football (TNF), according to CNBC. The contract, which will last a decade, marks the biggest sports...

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Amazon Watch Parties Enable 100+ Users To Stream Together
June 30, 2020

While video streaming has always been by its very nature something of a solo activity, the pandemic-driven lockdown has changed that. As it turns out, consumers still want to enjoy movies together – even if movie theaters are shut down and most people remain concerned about...

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Amazon Reportedly Eyeing Beleaguered AMC Theatres
May 11, 2020

Said to be on the brink of bankruptcy, the country’s biggest movie theater chain, AMC Entertainment, could have an alternate ending if rumors pan out that Amazon is looking to buy the company. The parent company to the U.K.’s Odeon Cinemas Group, AMC saw a...