More than 100 UK broadcasters have signed up for Amazon Prime Instant Video, a move which will see them offer their content on the service, as the retailer makes the UK its number one market for digital content.
The deal, which is expected to be announced at the end of the month, has been signed up by BBC One, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, BBC Two, ITV3, BT Sport, Sky Sports, BBC Sport and the BBC Radio 4 music channel.
Amazon Prime Video is available across the UK and offers more than 2,000 channels, with the most popular being ITV2.
The UK’s digital distribution will also be made available via Apple TV, Amazon’s streaming service.
The company has announced plans to launch its own TV service later this year, with a launch date yet to be confirmed.
Amazon Prime Video will have a range of content, including original drama, comedy, drama, family and children’s content, documentaries, music videos and movies.
It will be available to pay-TV customers on the UK’s main pay-as-you-go services, Sky and BT, as well as a number of smaller bundles.
Amazon says the service will cost £7.99 per month for the first year and £14.99 a month thereafter.