Amazon has launched a subscription TV service in the UK, which offers access to over 40 channels from broadcasters including Discovery, Eurosport and ITV in the UK.

Amazon Channels are available as individual subscriptions, from £1.49 per month, to Amazon Prime members. Viewers will not need to buy a bundle of channels and can cancel at anytime.

Amazon Channels available in the UK include Discovery, Eurosport Player, ITV Hub+, hayu, MUBI, BFI Player, MGM, Hopster, Shudder, Heera (Amazon’s own Bollywood channel) and others. 

It means Amazon Prime members in the UK can now watch series such as Gold Rush on Discovery, Keeping Up With The Kardashians on hayu, or the upcoming French Open Tennis tournament on Eurosport Player.

This is the first time that some of these channels, including Discovery, have been made available independently of any ‘bundle’ on offer from a pay-TV service like Sky or BT.

"For the first time, Prime members in the UK and Germany will be able to choose to watch premium TV channels without having to sign up to a bundle or a contract, giving them the freedom to pay for only what they want to watch," said Alex Green, MD, Europe, Amazon Channels."

Susanna Dinnage, President of Discovery Networks UK and Chief Content Officer, International, said: "We are delighted to bring our premium factual and sports content to Amazon Prime members. This partnership underlines our strategic ambition to reach people across every screen."

Simon Pitts, ITV Managing Director, Online, Pay and Interactive, said: "The ITV Hub is all about giving viewers more choice about how and when they access their favourite ITV shows, including watching without the ads via ITV Hub+ for £3.99 per month. We’re delighted to be part of the Amazon Channels launch line-up in the UK."

Amazon Channels now available include:

Acacia TV – Workouts for every fitness level for £5.99 a month
Alchemiya – Films and documentaries about Muslim culture and life for £3.99 a month
Arrow Video – On demand cult classics and horror from Arrow Films for £4.99 a month
BFI Player+ – On Demand classic British and critically acclaimed movies for £4.99 a month
BeFit UK –  Streaming of hundreds of workouts for £5.99 a month
Comic Con HQ – Fan-favourite films, original programming, exclusive access for £4.99 a month
Curiosity Stream – Documentaries from the world’s best filmmakers in HD for £5.49 a month
Daily Burn – On Demand and live workouts including dance, strength training, yoga, cardio and more for £9.99 a month
Discovery – Documentaries and unscripted entertainment from Discovery for £4.99 a month
Eurosport Player – Live and On Demand sports programming, including Grand Slam tennis, cycling and winter sports for £6.99 a month
Fandor – A collection of indie, foreign and classic films for £3.49 a month
Filmbox – Hollywood movies, favourite evergreens and popular series for £3.99 a month
Full Moon Features – All the Full Moon classics and new releases on demand for £3.99 a month
Gaia – Yoga, nutrition, meditation and more for £7.99 a month
Horse & Country Play – The home of equestrianism and British country lifestyle, now on demand for £3.99 a month
ITV Hub+ – Watch live or download ITV shows for offline viewing, and catch up on ad-free episodes for £3.99 a month  
hayu (NBC Universal) – On Demand reality TV programming including Keeping Up with the Kardashians for £3.99 a month
Heera – An Amazon-exclusive on demand channel with over 600 Bollywood, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telegu movies and series including blockbusters like Sultan and Kabali for only £3.99 a month
Hopster – Ad-free content for kids for £3.99 a month
Ketchup TV – Hundreds of episodes of shows for kids for £2.29 a month
Love Nature – Ad-free, family friendly nature documentaries on demand for £3.99 a month
MGM – Hollywood hits, classics and cult favourites movies from MGM for £4.49 a month
Motorvision – On Demand TV dedicated to the automotive world including car reviews & tests, motorsports and lifestyle shows for £2.99 a month
MUBI – A new, critically acclaimed movie to stream every day for £5.99 a month
Nautical Channel – The network focused on sailing lifestyle, available live and on-demand for £3.99 a month
Nordic Noir and Beyond – Thriller, crime and drama series from the Nordics and beyond for £4.99 a month
Panna – Video recipes from master chefs and cooking courses for £1.49 a month
Pinoy Box Office – Filipino movies and series on demand for £1.99 a month
Planet Knowledge –HD documentaries on nature, history, culture and more for £2.29 a month
Pongalo Next – Latin American movies and series on demand for £2.99 a month
Qello Concerts – The greatest concert films from icons and new artists like The Who, Queen, The Beatles, Muse and more for £5.99 a month
Realeyz – Independent films by award-winning filmmakers on demand for £4.99 a month
Rooster Teeth – Original sci-fi, gaming and comedy for £3.99 a month
Shudder – Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder super-serves fans of thrillers, suspense, and horror for £4.99 a month
Studio Universal Classics – Classic movies from Universal Studios for £3.99 a month
Sweatflix – Stream HIIT workouts and yoga flows for £9.49 a month
Tastemade Plus – Our network of Tastemakers bring great food and travel to the world for £1.99 a month
The Great Courses Signature Collection – A curated collection of educational courses On Demand for £5.49 a month
UP Family – Entertainment for the whole family for £3.49 a month
Viewster Anime – ad-free anime on demand from Viewster for £2.99 a month
Yoga Anytime Channel – HD yoga videos on demand for £6.99 a month

The launch of Amazon Channels in the UK and Germany follows the launch of Amazon Channels in the US, which gives Prime members access to over 100 channel subscriptions that can be added to their membership, including HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Cinemax, PBS KIDS and Acorn TV

Staff Reporter

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