In October 2012, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced that he was stepping down from Microsoft‘s board of directors. At the time, there was widespread speculation that Microsoft would acquire Netflix — and that Hastings, as an obvious insider, would need to excuse… [Read more on The Motley Fool]
The next hit original series on Netflix might be made by CBS. Network CEO Les Moonves revealed on an earnings call this week that CBS Studios is working on developing original television series solely for streaming video services.
CBS Studios primarily sells to… [Read more on The Verge]
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Les Moonves, CEO of CBS, surprised some on Thursday when he said on an earnings call that the broadcaster would begin to make shows for streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.
For decades, television broadcasters have been… [Read more on Mashable]
When Amazon.com first launched its Prime Instant Video, it was a subpar offering against Netflix‘s powerhouse content. When Netflix introduced its own original programming, though Amazon did the same, that gap… [Read more on The Motley Fool]
Amazon has quietly been building a library of short-form video clips that are streaming on a special hub on the company website, and which are organized by genre.
The content is categorized on the “Video Shorts” site and is supported by… [Read more on StreamDaily]
With major deals for “South Park” and a new James Patterson show, bidding wars are emerging among the players…
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Amazon serait sur le point de lancer un service d’abonnement “illimité” aux livres numériques et livres audio à 9,99 dollars par mois : Kindle Unlimited.
De la SVOD pour la vidéo aux services de streaming audio (Spotify, Qobuz, Deezer), le concept… [Lire la suite sur C|Net]
Viewers can watch the entire season of “House of Cards,” one of Netflix’s original shows, in one sitting. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
Netflix, Amazon.com and Hulu are making it easier for consumers to indulge in hours-long sessions of their favorite TV show. Where does that leave advertisers?
New research from Annalect, Omnicom Media Group’s marketing technology platform, found that… [Read more on The Wall Street Journal]
The Jill Soloway series’ entire first season will debut all at once on Amazon Prime in late September.
Amazon Studios’ Transparent is breaking the rules.From creator Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, United States of Tara, How to Make it in America), Transparent — which has already received… [Read more on The Hollywood Reporter]
Streaming video services Netflix and Amazon.com are reshaping their content libraries to focus more on popular TV shows and less on hit movies, a new study indicates.
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has maintained its… [Read more on Investors.com]
Developers who might have been recruited to help Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) add games to their cheap set-top boxes may already be… [Read more on The Motley Fool]
Original programs and exclusive deals fill out kids’ offerings on online video services.
It’s not just adult eyeballs that Netflix and other Net TV competitors are fighting over.
Sure, the streaming video leader has gotten plenty… [Read more on USA Today]
The online retailer treads into new territory that will test its strategy of selling products at cost
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is rolling the dice once more with his riskiest wager yet.
When the Seattle e-commerce giant introduces its smartphone — which is widely… [Read more on C|Net]
Amazon‘s rumored on-demand streaming service, Amazon Prime Music, launched… [Read more on Business Insider]
iTunes pourrait vouloir quitter le Luxembourg après 2015. (photo: AFP)
LUXEMBOURG – Avec l’abandon de la TVA électronique en Europe pour l’année prochaine, plusieurs entreprises pourraient quitter le Grand-Duché et ses futurs ex-avantages.
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Amazon.com Inc. will offer more than a million tracks for ad-free streaming and downloading to Kindle Fire tablets.
The ad-free service is being offered to Prime members at no extra cost.
Amazon’s newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with… [Read more on The Ledger]
Amazon vient de lancer aux États-Unis, sans tambour ni trompette, son service de musique à la demande. Amazon Prime Music complète sans surcoût le programme Amazon Premium, mais il est assez différent de ses concurrents Spotify et consorts.
En plus des… [Lire la suite sur Clubic]
The Lego Movie may be a bestseller in Amazon Video on Demand, but online retailer isn’t accepting pre-orders for the DVD and Blu-ray versions of the title. Amazon typically allows its customers to… [Read more on TechHive]
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Amazon is set to launch its own streaming music offering Thursday, according to sources.
Chasing Apple’s recent $3 billion deal to acquire Beats Music, the online giant is… [Read more on New York Post]
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How much are online video providers spending on original content this year? While Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has always been pretty open about the amount of money it’s dedicating to its original series, others like Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Hulu are not so forthcoming.
Sussing out how much money OTT providers are dedicating just to original series is a task that industry analysts spend a fair amount of time on. But in most cases… [Read more on FierceOnlineVideo]
Alors que les pouvoirs publics français devraient révéler très prochainement une nouvelle version de la chronologie des médias, les géants de la VOD sont en train de préparer leur assaut sur le marché français. Un débarquement numérique en quelque sorte !
D’un côté une préoccupation réglementaire animée par un éternel soucis de consensus entre les acteurs de la profession, de l’autre une approche strictement économique du marché, sans considération pour… [Lire la suite sur ZDNet]
How much are online video providers spending on original content this year? While Netflix has always been pretty open about the amount of money it’s dedicating to its original series, other leading subscription… [Read more on FierceCable]
Amazon will offer streaming TV and physical merchandise in the same online store page for the first time as part of an exclusive U.S. deal with a popular preschool franchise called Fireman Sam. The hub will include TV episodes, ebooks,… [Read more on eCommmerce Bytes]
The German video-on-demand (VOD) industry is eagerly awaiting the launch of global market leader Netflix in Germany.
Veed Analytics, an analysis service by German consultancy Mücke, Sturm & Company specialising in the international video market, is sceptical about Netflix’s prospects for success… [Read more on Broadband TV News]
From 4K to casting breakthroughs, over-the-top series are changing production
Over-the-top streaming services like Netflix and Amazon have drastically altered TV viewing habits, but their original programming is also beginning to change how shows are actually made… [Read more on Variety]