Amazon: Prime Video Views Double

Company touted streaming numbers, Oscar noms, original series in Q4 results
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Amazon Prime members watched more than double the videos in 2016 than they did the year before, the retailer and SVOD provider announced Feb. 2 during its fourth quarter and year-end fiscal results.

Amazon touted its expansion of Prime Video to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide during 2016, including the launch of, which will include its own Indian Amazon Original Series with that nation’s biggest stars and filmmakers. Amazon used its Q4 results to tout its seven Oscar nominations and two Golden Globe victories (best actor in the drama category for Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea, and best actor in a TV drama for Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath).

The debut episode of Amazon’s original comedy The Grand Tour turned out to be the single biggest premiere ever for Prime Video, with millions of members streaming the episode worldwide, the company said.

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