There are more suggestions today that Amazon Prime could set up shop in Australia, despite Presto announcing it would cease at the end of January.
The Australian Financial Review speculates it’s a question of “when not if” it will launch a local streaming service.
As previously noted, central to its viability is the launch of The Grand Tour featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
Sources said Amazon could leverage the new show for a soft launch in Australia next month -The Grand Tour launches globally from November 18.
The show is yet to have an Australian broadcast or streaming platform.
Another hot Amazon title is The Man in the High Castle, a critically acclaimed drama about the US existing under Nazi rule (not to be confused with the BBC’s SS-GB). The Last Tycoon featuring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer is also on the way.
Some Amazon titles, including Transparent, Mad Dogs and Mozart in the Jungle, are already available on Stan but there are others including Patriot with Aussie Michael Dorman, Good Girls Revolt and The Kicks.
Amazon declined to comment.