Media Wrap: Amazon could launch SVOD in Australia; Fifield soothes media diversity fears

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YouTube Red to launch soon

YouTube’s subscription service Red, which contains original movie-length features, will launch in Australia later this year, providing competion to online video rivals Netflix and Amazon.

Red is targeted at millenials and will invest in up to 20 shows each year, but considers itself more of a distribution platform, The Australian reports.

Red subscriptions are ad-free and content can be viewed on background.

Amazon Prime could launch in Australia

Amazon Prime, a subscription video-on-demand service that is popular in the US and UK, could soon launch in Australia, Farifax reports.

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