NextUp, the online video-on-demand service that allows comedy fans to stream full stand-up shows, is now available on Amazon Channels too.
Launched at the end of 2016, NextUp offers stand-up fans a number of full-length shows… a mix of acquired content and over 40 shows exclusively filmed for the platform. Offerings include Ed Byrne, Hal Cruttenden, Tiff Stevenson and Tony Law.
Amazon Channels, which launched in May, allows Amazon Prime members to add a wide range of TV channels to their Prime Video viewing, as individual subscriptions, with no need to buy a bundle and with an anytime cancellation option. A NextUp monthly subscription costs £3.50 on Amazon.
NextUp was founded by the team behind the ComComedy YouTube channel and now has ex-BBC Worldwide executive Stuart Snaith and Bil Bungay from venture capitalist firm Velocity on its board. Following another successful round of investment, the company now values itself at £1,588,375. As a result of the Amazon partnership, alongside a recent partnership with Virgin Atlantic, NextUp have now opened their third seed investment round with a view to significant expansion.
NextUp is also currently running Comics’ Fund, a bursary of up to £3000, designed to support performing, writing, educating, touring, promoting, celebrating, supporting, hosting and producing live comedy. Most recently this bursary was awarded to The Care Home Tour – which involves a troupe of clowns, absurdist comedians, prop comedians, and stand-ups with heightened physicality, to entertain those afflicted with dementia.