It isn’t fair, dammit. That has to be what the Canadian broadcast competition is saying now that Amazon Prime Video is officially here.
Enjoyed for years in America, the UK and elsewhere, Amazon is a streaming service not unlike Netflix — it’s not just another competitor in an already crowded content field. It’s as if the NHL expanded with a new team and it was packed with all-stars.
Like Netflix, Amazon has courted and partnered with seasoned storytellers and is in business with the best. Canadians got a taste of what all the fuss was about when “Transparent” and “Mozart in the Jungle” were reasons to subscribe to Shomi. Once that streaming service served notice it was pulling the plug, the clock began ticking as to when Amazon would crack the Canadian market.
That day has arrived. First out of the gate is “The Grand Tour,” a reality motoring series starring …