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Royalty Information

Royalties are based on how and where your titles are offered through Prime Video.

Please refer to the Digital Video License Agreement for complete information. The following standard royalty payments apply:

  • Buy and Rent

    Content providers receive 50% of net revenue. If you offer a season for purchase, customers who have purchased one or more episodes may be able to purchase the season for a discounted price. The season price is reduced by the amount the customer has already spent on previous episodes. You will receive 50% of net revenue for the episode and season purchases.


  • Included with Prime (Effective until March 31, 2019)

    Royalties for Prime Subscription Access will be paid according to the below rate card on a per title basis (for standalone titles and seasons) based on aggregate hours streamed by customers worldwide. Hours will start accruing when the title is streamed for the first time and will continue for a 365-day period. After the 365-day cycle, the streamed hours resets to zero and earnings will begin again at the lowest tier. We log and calculate customer streaming to the second.

    Tier

    Hours
    Streamed

    Per Hour
    Revenue Rates (U.S.)

    Per Hour
    Revenue Rates (UK)

    Per Hour
    Revenue Rates (DE)

    Per Hour
    Revenue Rates (JP)

    1

    0–99,999

    $0.06

    £0.04

    €0.05

    ¥6.80

    2

    100,000–499,999

    $0.10

    £0.07

    €0.08

    ¥11.30

    3

    500,000–999,999

    $0.15

    £0.11

    €0.12

    ¥16.90

    4

    1,000,000+

    $0.06

    £0.04

    €0.05

    ¥6.80

    Note: The revenue rate in U.S. dollars is the controlling rate for each location. We have provided the revenue rates in local currencies for your convenience, but such local revenue rates may fluctuate with exchange rates.

    Please refer to the Digital Video License Agreement for how Hours Viewed is calculated.

    For all titles published before March 1, 2018, all hours streamed between September 1, 2017, and February 28, 2018, will be aggregated and used to determine a title's starting tier on March 1 (up to 500,000 hours). For example, a title that was streamed for 200,000 hours between September 1, 2017, and February 28, 2018, will start in Tier 2, at 200,000 hours, and earn $0.10 for hours streamed beginning March 1. This will be automatically applied to the rate that appears in the earnings report.


  • Included with Prime (Effective April 1, 2019)

    Royalties for Prime Subscription Access will be paid according to the rate card outlined in your Digital Video License Agreement, which will be updated on April 1, 2019. Royalties for titles published in the United States will be paid in accordance with a Customer Engagement Ranking assigned to each title streamed. The Customer Engagement Ranking is a percentile ranking of a title’s level of engagement with our Prime customers in relation to other Included with Prime (SVOD) titles published via Prime Video Direct in a territory (more information available on our Customer Engagement Ranking page). Royalty rates for titles published in the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria will remain unchanged. Titles published in all other countries will earn a fixed royalty rate per hour. Prime Video Direct account holders can preview the rate card. If you don't have an account, you can sign up for Prime Video Direct.

    Titles will earn royalties at a specified rate for the hours streamed in each territory. Hours will begin accruing when the title is streamed for the first time. Please refer to your Digital Video License Agreement (Section 7.2) for how Hours Viewed is calculated. Note that the new rates will not be reflected in the Digital Video License Agreement until April 1, 2019.


  • Amazon Channels

    Content providers receive 50% of net monthly revenue.


We issue payments approximately 90 days after the end of the month in which the revenue event occurred. You will receive payment from Amazon via electronic funds transfer unless electronic funds transfer is not available in your location, in which case you will receive payment by wire transfer. If you receive payment via wire transfer, Amazon may withhold payment until you have reached a minimum threshold in accrued license fees for the applicable local marketplace. The minimum threshold for wire transfers are below.

Local Marketplace

Wire Threshold

Amazon.com

$100

Amazon.co.uk

£100

Amazon.de

€100

Amazon.co.jp

¥10,000

If your royalty earnings fall below the threshold for wire payments, we will keep a running total and issue payment after the amount exceeds the minimum threshold. Your payment occurs sixty days after the end of the month in which your royalties meet the threshold. When converting local royalty earnings to a different currency, the amount to be paid after conversion must meet the minimum amount banks will allow us to send.

We support electronic payments in the locations listed below. We’re actively expanding the list and will update this information when changes occur.

Payment by EFT
Payment by wire transfer

Royalty payments are made by the following:

Royalty Payer

Local
Marketplace

Royalty
Marketplace

Amazon Digital Services, LLC

Amazon.com

United States

Amazon Media EU S.a.r.l-UK

Amazon.co.uk

United Kingdom

Amazon Media EU S.a.r.l-DE

Amazon.de

Germany/Austria

Amazon.com International Sales, Inc.

Amazon.co.jp

Japan


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