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Tech View: Amazon Prime starts to roll out the big guns

The streaming service with deep pockets has been an also-ran from the start, but that may be about to change

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
26th July, 2020
Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

It might not have made the most noise of any streaming platform during the pandemic, but Amazon Prime Video is quietly positioning itself to make a big push.

Netflix had Tiger King, Disney+ had its very existence, HBO Max had people on this side of the pond salivating forlornly, and even Sky gussied up its top-tier Q offering. Throw in Apple’s streaming service and even more moves stateside, from NBC with Peacock and the continued...

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