Customers travelling on Eurostar's new fleet can enjoy episodes from global hit The Grand Tour, Ridley Scott's The Man in the High Castle and multiple-award-winning Transparent, plus a range of kids' shows, all from their own device on the new Eurostar app
London - 22 December 2017 - Amazon today announces that for the first time passengers travelling on Eurostar's new fleet of trains can access and enjoy a range of Amazon's top original drama, comedy and kids TV shows from Prime Video. By connecting to the free on-board wifi, travellers can enjoy uninterrupted viewing of these must-see shows using the new Eurostar app on their own smart phone, tablet or laptop. Available across Eurostar's state-of the-art trains their choice of Prime Video as the exclusive international streaming partner comes a year after Prime Video rolled out globally to over 200 countries and territories, including all those served by Eurostar. The first collection of Amazon Prime Originals to be added to Eurostar's line up of over 300 hours of TV shows and films today with further shows added in coming months.
The intitial line-up of available episodes includes global hit The Grand Tour, featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May; as well as The Man in the High Castle from Executive Producer Ridley Scott and starring Rufus Sewell and the multi-award-winning Transparent from the prolific showrunner Jill Soloway. There'll also be episodes available from a range of Amazon's acclaimed kids shows including Gortimer Gibbons' Life on Normal Street, Just Add Magic and The Kicks.
"This significant partnership with Eurostar will bring passengers who haven't yet watched our shows a fantastic selection of the best of Prime Video," said Jay Marine, Vice President Prime Video Europe. "From our number one worldwide show The Grand Tour through to a selection of great kids shows, passengers will be able to access leading Prime Video entertainment whilst on the move."
"Our on board entertainment system offers passengers more than 300 hours of free content, all available through the new app, accessible on their own device," said Neil Roberts, Head of Digital, Eurostar. "With our new Prime Video partnership, we're delighted to offer our travellers even more choice, as they speed across the Channel on our new trains."
In months ahead, the catalogue will be refreshed to ensure passengers have the chance to enjoy a wide range of exclusive Prime Video shows as they travel on Eurostar's core routes including London to Paris, Lille or Brussels.
Prime members already enjoy accessing Prime Video on the go as the app makes it possible to watch anytime, anywhere via iOs and Android mobile devices, Fire tablets, and through the web at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo, in addition of course to watching from the comfort of their living room via a smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and games consoles. Travellers on Eurostar trains can now use their own device to connect to the free on-board wifi and then access the Eurostar app to access TV shows including these Amazon shows.
Along with access to thousands of popular movies and TV episodes through Prime Video, Prime members enjoy a growing list of benefits including unlimited One-Day Delivery, Prime Music, Prime Live Events, Prime Reading, Prime Photos, early access to Lightning Deals and more. Amazon customers that are not members can sign up for a 30-day trial at www.amazon.co.uk/prime.
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About Amazon Video
Amazon Video is a premium on-demand entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch, and how to watch it. Amazon Video is the only service that provides all of the following:
- Prime Video: Thousands of popular movies and TV episodes, to stream or download, including Amazon Originals and Exclusives like American Gods, based on the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman; Sneaky Pete, executive produced by Bryan Cranston; Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton; BAFTA winning Transparent; The Man in the High Castle from Executive Producer Ridley Scott; Golden Globe® winning MR. ROBOT; Bosch, based on Michael Connelly's best-selling books; all series of Ripper Street and Clarkson, Hammond and May show The Grand Tour. Plus, must-see films like Elf, Nativity, The Holiday and more. Prime Video is also now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe.
- Amazon Channels: Allowing Prime members to add over 40 individual channel subscriptions including Discovery, Eurosport Player, hayu and others to their Prime Video viewing experience for an additional low monthly subscription fee, without the need to sign up for a bundle or enter a lengthy contract.
- Rent or Own: Thousands of titles, including new-release movies and current TV shows available for on-demand rental or purchase for all Amazon customers.
- Watch Anywhere: Instantly watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Video app on smart TVs, mobile devices and tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, on Xbox, PlayStation, Wii and Wii U, and through the web at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo.
- Premium Features: Top features like 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and mobile downloads for offline viewing.
Prime members get unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video; unlimited access to more than two million songs with Prime Music; exclusive access to purchase tickets for Prime Live Events with major artists, luxury Amazon lounges, Premium Seating and Pre-Sales for music concerts and entertainment shows across the UK available on Amazon Tickets; unlimited reading from a rotating selection of books, magazines, comics and more with Prime Reading; unlimited secure photo storage with Prime Photos, Twitch Prime; early access to select Lightning Deals, one pre-released book a month with Kindle First, and more. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast delivery and members receive unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items across all categories; unlimited Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, and Edinburgh; and same-day delivery slots with Prime Now at no extra charge between 8am and 10pm across more than 30% of the UK population in selected postcodes in Birmingham, Glasgow, Hertfordshire, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Portsmouth, Surrey and South Yorkshire.
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Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Marseille and the French Alps.
Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR. LCR's holding was transferred to the Treasury in 2014, and sold by the UK government to a consortium comprising Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure on 28th May 2015.
Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies. Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel's biggest customer.