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Amazon Prime Video extends reach into South Africa
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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:21

In a recently announced move, the video-on-demand (VOD) platform has been rolled out at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain. For the remaining 200 territories, the service is available at an introductory price of $2.99 (then $5.99) per month for the first six months.

Despite some local rights limitations, customers around the world will have access to Amazon’s original series including The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and Tumble Leaf. The content can be streamed or downloaded for offline viewing.

The service, which is available through a single Web-based platform for all the territories, is premiering along with a set of mobile apps for Android, iOS and Fire tablets and some LG and Samsung smart TV models.

“We are excited to announce that starting today, fans around the world have access to Prime Video,” said Tim Leslie, VP, international, Prime Video. “The Grand Tour and other critically acclaimed Amazon Original Series, along with hundreds of popular Hollywood movies and TV shows, are now available. And we are just getting started.”

Targeting a multi-language audience, the originally-English platform has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French, with most of titles subtitled (and some dubbed) into these languages.

Source: Rapid TV News

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