FACTS & FIGURES
OWNER: Time Warner
HEADQUARTER: Seattle, US
SUBSCRIBERS: 49 million US (2016)
130 million (worldwide)
Amazon Video offers television shows and films for rent or purchase and Prime Video, a selection of Amazon Studios original content and licenced acquisitions included in the Amazon's Prime subscription.
Launched on September 7, 2006 as Amazon Unbox in the United States, the service grew with its expanding library, and added the Prime Video membership with the development of Prime. It was then renamed as Amazon Instant Video on Demand. After acquiring the local streaming and DVD-by-mail service LoveFilm in 2011, Prime Video was added to Prime in the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria in 2014, a move that angered some Prime UK members as the bundling was nonnegotiable with a 61% increase in subscription fee.
On December 14, 2016, Amazon Video launched worldwide (except for Mainland China, Iran, North Korea, Syria) expanding its reach beyond US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan.
- FEATURED SHOWS -
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
From the creators of Gilmore Girls. It's the late 1950s and Miriam "Midge" Maisel has everything she has ever wanted -- the perfect husband, two kids and an elegant apartment on New York's Upper West Side. Her seemingly idyllic life takes a surprising turn when she discovers a hidden talent she didn't previously know she had -- stand-up comedy.
Live without limits in a world where every human appetite can be indulged. From executive producers Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams, comes this dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin.