Online video providers from Netflix to Amazon to Yahoo are scurrying to create original content that will poach viewers away from their rivals. But an analyst with The Diffusion Group says that pouring money into scripted entertainment is a strategy that is destined to fail.
Forget about trying to side-load the Sling TV linear service onto at least one device: Dish Network's new OTT app is now available on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.
RadioShack may soon go into bankruptcy protection--a move that could mark the end of its existence as a national retail chain. And the company is considering selling half its store leases to Sprint and shutting down its remaining stores, according to a Bloomberg report.
Amazon used its fourth quarter earnings call last week to reveal an important tidbit: overall purchasing by Prime Instant Video streamers is more than twice that of the rest of the e-tailer's user base.
Google, Amazon, Apple and French mobile games developer Gameloft averted the threat of fines over the way the companies communicate the costs of payments in apps that are free to download, after reaching a voluntary agreement with the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), Italy's competition authority.
Customers who join Amazon Prime specifically to stream video through its Prime Instant Video service tend to buy more often from other areas of the retail giant's website as well. And while it doesn't seem like much, it's important to note that Prime membership overall increased 53 percent in 2014.
Online retail giant and SVOD provider Amazon is dipping a toe in the traditional movie-release waters, announcing an original-movies program that will see its movies available via Prime Instant Video within four to eight weeks after their release on the big screen.
Online video technology provider Dailymotion is taking on Twitch, debuting its own platform designed specifically to live-stream video games. But Twitch appears to already be branching out, testing the movie-streaming waters and announcing new options for background music during live streams--including original, user-created music.
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The impressive gains that Netflix and Amazon are enjoying in the video space are hard to ignore: From Kevin Spacey in House of Cards to Amazon's recent announcement that Woody Allen will write a show for the company's Instant Video streaming video service, it's clear that quality, scripted content is increasingly moving online.