Amazon Fire TV now available for pre-order in UK and Germany (Pocket-lint)

During a private press event on the eve of the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Amazon has announced that its video streaming and gaming set-top-box Fire TV is now available for pre-order in the UK and Germany.

It is available to order from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de and the box offers many of the… [Read more on Pocket-lint]

Will “Transparent” Save Amazon? Netflix, HBO May Feel Heat From Acclaimed New Original Series (International Business Times)

House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” have owned the streaming spotlight in recent months, but a new original series from Amazon could be the next item on everyone’s binge-watch list.

“Transparent,” a 10-episode series that will be released on Amazon Prime Video, has been heralded by critics as a… [Read more on International Business Times]

Why Amazon flipped the switch on Twitch (VentureBeat)

Above: To-Fu Fury has an Amazon-specific gameplay dynamic that could be demonstrated on Twitch.

When it launched, Amazon.com was media (a Website) being used to sell media (books) in a way that other media, like catalogs and home shopping channels, could not match. Since then, Amazon has gone on to sell just about anything that can be shipped and has… [Read more on VentureBeat]

La guerre des séries bouleverse le paysage de la télévision américaine (Les Echos)

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De nouveaux acteurs émergents répliquent le modèle HBO en produisant leurs propres contenus.
Les Emmy Awards devraient encore saluer la vitalité de séries cultes comme « House of Cards ».

La cérémonie des Emmy Awards, qui se tiendra ce lundi au Nokia Theater de Los Angeles, sera chargée d’émotion. L’acteur… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]