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Amazon reportedly prepping ad-supported video service

Amazon is reportedly planning to launch an ad-supported streaming service, which will be separate from its subscription Amazon Prime offering. According to a New York Post report, the new ad-supported option will be part of an overhaul of Amazon’s media services that will see it launch a fresh assault on the likes of Hulu in […]

Connected TVs now used in 49% of US households

Some 49% of US households now have at least one TV set connected to the web, up from 38% in 2012 and 24% in 2010, according to new research by Leichtman Research Group. The firm – which counted TVs connected via a video game system, Blu-ray player, smart TV, or stand-alone device like Roku, Apple […]

Amazon cuts UK TV content deal with Warner Bros.

Amazon Prime Instant Video has sealed a deal with Warner Bros. for UK rights to a raft of the studios drama series. Prime Instant Video is replacing the Lovefilm brand in the UK this week. As the rebranding gets underway, Amazon has agreed a multiyear deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Under the terms […]

Amazon adds ‘millions’ of Prime customers

Amazon said that it has added “millions” of customers in the last three months to Amazon Prime – its subscription service that, in the US, includes unlimited streaming access to some 41,000 movies and TV episodes.  Discussing Amazon’s Q3 results on the company’s earnings call, Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak said “Prime is growing fast” and […]

Multi-channel video subscriptions have peaked, says study

Some 86% of US households subscribe to multi channel video services though penetration is on the decline, according to new stats by Leichtman Research Group (LRG).  The research claims that US multi-channel video penetration “essentially peaked at 88% in 2010” following the digital switchover, having increased from 82% in 2005. Though multi-channel video providers reported […]

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