Pay-to-View 'Amazon Channels' Come to Prime Members in the U.K. and Germany

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    Amazon expanded its selection of pay-to-view television channels to the United Kingdom and Germany markets today. The announcement means users of Prime Video in those countries will be able to subscribe to popular channels individually, rather than having to pay for bundles of channels.

    Previously, Amazon's on-demand Prime Video subscription service only offered movies and TV shows in the U.K. and Germany, which are two of the company's biggest European markets.

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    However, one analyst who spoke to the BBC said Amazon would struggle to attract satellite customers in the U.K., calling the list of channels - which includes the likes of Eurosport and Discovery - "not immediately desirable".
    Close to 50 on-demand "Amazon Channels" will be available through Prime Video via a single click. Prices of the various channels in the U.K. vary between £1.49 and £9.49 a month, but are only available to Amazon Prime members.

    Most of the content will also be available to download for offline, on-demand viewing, with free trials being offered for the majority of subscriptions. Amazon also said additional subscriptions would be added in the coming months. The full list of available channels can be found here.

    Article Link: Pay-to-View 'Amazon Channels' Come to Prime Members in the U.K. and Germany
     
  2. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    Never even heard of any of those besides E! thanks to the kardashiaaaans
     
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    This quote pretty much sums it up "not immediately desirable".

    These "channels" are garbage, and most of them already have their own app on Apple TV - bring us HBO!
     
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    I've been wanting to get Amazon prime for a few reasons. Wonder how good the shows are in Canada? Netflix have been killing it lately with great new stuff.
     
  5. rkRusty macrumors member

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    Nope. Literally nothing.
    It's all the sort of utter tripe that streaming services throw on their libraries for nothing, so that they can then say they have "6 million shows available!"
     
  6. apolloa macrumors G4

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    This is fantastic news! Eurosport player will be a big hit, you don't get that on the Apple TV and need to steam it from an iOS device instead.
    Not sure about the Dicovery channel, I use TV Player which gets that and Discovery Turbo, the only platform to do so in the U.K. on a streaming device, maybe until now, for less money.

    ITV looks good, as for the BBC, I couldn't care what those state funded liberalists think, I'm waiting for the day I'm not forced to pay them any money! They should have to seek advertising revenue like everyone else.

    More power to cut the cord and damage monopolistic giants like Sky.
     
  7. dannys1 macrumors 68020

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    Hahaha, managing to attack both a state funded channel and a capitalist giant in one post. Well done sir :rolleyes:
     
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    Is this available with the USA Amazon Prime? I would love to use Eurosport but don't have Amazon and haven't done any research, admittedly my fault haha.
     
  9. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    If you like alternate history Amazon has Man in the High Castle( based off the book). Bosch was decent as well.
     
  10. Porco macrumors 68030

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    Nothing that immediately appeals to me, but if it means there are some niche shows people can choose to pay extra to access easily then that's good I suppose.

    NowTV seems more compelling at these sort of prices though.
     
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    This must be why they're finally getting round to releasing an Apple TV app.
     
  12. apolloa macrumors G4

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    Why thank you. Although I class them as a monopoly, considering they are buying up all the sports with no one stopping them...
     
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    Eurosport's been on :apple:TV for a while, not that i watch it, all it needs is for ITV & CH4 to get their finger out like BBC & launch an app, u can be sure Amazon will monetise the hell out of it directly or indirectly.
     
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    Only channel That I'd be interested in is the ITV one, but don't fancy paying £4 a month for something that I get for free through an ariel.
     
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    Many a time I've been watching an episode of Planet Earth and though to myself 'impressive, but it would be so much better with an advert break every 10 minutes'.
     
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    As MR couldn't be bothered to link to the list of available channels for German users, here it is:

    • Arthouse CNMA – Kunstvoll inszeniertes Programmkino für Filmliebhaber, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • Cirkus – Riesige Auswahl an britischen und skandinavischen Krimihits, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • E! Entertainment – Exklusive E!-Momente mit deinen Stars, Promi-News und Reality-Shows, linear und on demand für 1,99€ monatlich
    • Filmtastic – Kinospaß pur mit Blockbustern, Kultfilmen und Geheimtipps von Filmexperten, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • Fix & Foxi – Filmspaß für die ganze Familie mit Filmen, Animationskino und Serien für Kinder, on demand für 4,99€ monatlich
    • Full Moon Features – Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Comedy und Filmklassiker, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • GEO Television – Preisgekrönte Dokumentationen und Reportagen zu aktuellen Themen aus aller Welt, linear und on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • Gute Laune TV HD – Großartige deutschsprachige Musik aus fünf Jahrzehnten, linear und on demand für 2,99€ monatlich
    • Historama – Geschichte erleben mit packenden Dokumentationen und Filmen, on demand für 2,99€ monatlich
    • Home of Horror – Horrorfime zum Ausflippen, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • Horse & Country TV HD – Die ganze Welt des Pferdesports mit allen News zum Pferde- und Country-Lifestyle, linear und on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • Kixi Select – Spannende Unterhaltung für Kinder mit aktuellen Filmen, Serien und vielem mehr, on demand für 4,99€ monatlich
    • MGM – Hollywood Hits, Kultfilme und zeitlose Klassiker für Filmliebhaber, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • Motorvision TV – Brandheißer Motorsport mit exklusiven Rennen rund um die Uhr, linear und on demand für 6,99€ monatlich
    • MUBI – Independent-Kino in einer handverlesenen Auswahl für Filmliebhaber, on demand für 5,99€ monatlich
    • Nautical Channel HD – Weltweite Wassersport-Events mit allen wichtigen Wettkämpfen und Entscheidungen, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • realeyz – Preisgekrönte Independent-Filme direkt von den Kinofestivals und Filmemachern, on demand für 5,50€ monatlich
    • Rooster Teeth – Comedy, Animations-Filme, Gaming, Original-Serien, Talkshows und mehr, on demand in englischer Originalfassung für 3,99€ monatlich
    • sportdigital HD – Fußball rund um die Uhr mit allen Topspielen der führenden Ligen aus aller Welt, linear und on demand für 5,99€ monatlich
    • Studio Universal Classics – Lieblingsfilme mit der ganzen Magie Hollywoods, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • Syfy Horror – Top-Schocker für alle mit Lust auf Horror, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • Terra X – Faszinierende Dokumentationen rund um Geschichte, Archäologie und Natur, on demand für 2,99€ monatlich
    • Turk on Video – Aktuelle Kinohits aus der Türkei, on demand in türkischer Originalfassung für 3,99€ monatlich
    • Waidwerk – Der Channel für alle Angler, Jäger & Outdoor-Begeisterte, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
    • Xplore – Der Channel für Reiselustige und Abenteurer: Dokus, Travel Clips und mehr, linear und on demand für 2,99€ monatlich
    • Zeit Akademie Selection – Der Wissens-Channel: unterhaltsam, spannend, verständlich, on demand für 7,99€ monatlich

    That's even less compelling than what the UK gets.
     
  17. apolloa macrumors G4

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    I'd rather have the standard two ad breaks for an hour long programme we get in the UK.
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    When I got it for my mum it said you had to stream the app from the iPad? Very confusing.

    It's up to Eurosport etc probably how much is charged for it. The Apple TV is behind the others and certainly needs the apps, it does have the Jewell of Now TV though.
     

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