Amazon is still trying to take over cable.
The tech giant’s TV replacement, Amazon Channels, is adding HBO and Cinemax. HBO will cost $14.99 a month for Prime members, and Cinemax will cost $9.99 a month.
Amazon Channels lets users pay for some specific channels, rather than an entire cable subscription. The offering is more of a replacement for traditional TV than Amazon’s streaming services, Amazon Video and Prime Video.
Users can already pay fees in the $10-a-month range to subscribe to about 80 on-demand channels, counting both traditional TV channels like Starz as well as digital-only channels like Seeso. Amazon has reportedly also been working on introducing a live TV option to compete with the likes of Dish’s Sling TV, Playstation Vue and DirecTV Now. Read more…
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LOS ANGELES — Viewers will finally get to meet the Man in the High Castle.
Though the show doesn’t return until Dec. 16, Amazon on Tuesday announced that Stephen Root will play the actor behind the titular role.
The show, developed by Frank Spotnitz, is based on the bestselling 1962 Philip K. Dick novel. Set in 1962, the dystopian series takes place in an alternate history in which the Axis powers won WWII.
Root is most known for his role in Office Space. Most recently, he starred in the comedy film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
He’s also had recurring roles on many popular TV shows including Fargo, The Big Bang Theory and Boardwalk Empire. Read more…
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