Netflix, Amazon, HBO compete for programming rights

Deals with PBS, Walt Disney Co. buoy competition
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In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at increased competition between Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) for rights to TV series and movies. Amazon has struck a deal that will give it rights to hit PBS series Downton Abbey, while Netflix is banking on deals with Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and other major programmers to grow subscribers. The popularity of streaming video content from Netflix and Amazon is also creating more competition for HBO, which recently extended its rights deal with Universal Pictures. Read more