Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video (formerly Amazon Video On Demand and LoveFilm Instant) is an Internet video on demand service by Amazon in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States that offers television shows and films for rental and purchase. Except in Japan, a number of titles are available free through to customers with an Amazon Prime subscription. On April 23, 2014 The Huffington Post reported that Amazon had reached a multi-year licensing deal with premier content provider HBO. The HBO programming will begin on Instant Video on May 21, 2014 and is free for all Amazon Prime Members.
Posts about Amazon Instant Video
  • Amazon hires BT TV chief Alex Green to head up Instant Video

    … Green: Prime Amazon Amazon has recruited BT TV chief Alex Green as managing director of Instant Video as competition with streaming giant Netflix continues to intensify. Green joined BT TV, the subscription Internet video service of BT Group, as its TV chief three-and-a-half years ago. He is due to leave the company at the end of this week…

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  • David Cross on YouTube: ‘Everything gets recorded, and that’s awful’

    … school-aged personalities and “comedians” with millions of followers on YouTube and Vine. Well, I suppose part of my grumpy old Luddite feeling about it is jealousy — like, what, that’s all you have to do? I busted my ass doing stand-up in shitty western Massachusetts bars for $30 then drove back through the snow. It’s all that grousing that the last…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digidayin Social- 16 readers -
  • Roku 3 – Your Best Choice for Streaming Media?

    … will come down the value one puts in Roku’s universal search. Roku Content within the US As previously stated, Roku owners in the US will have over 1,800 available channels to choose from. This includes the major players: Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video. While those require subscriptions, there are plenty of free channels to watch…

    The Wonder of Tech- 9 readers -
  • 5 things we learned about digital video in 2014

    …: Maker Studios, Fullscreen and StyleHaul. Disney bought Maker in March for $500 million, with another $450 million tied to performance targets. In September, Otter Media (formed by AT&T and The Chernin Group) scooped up Fullscreen in a deal worth $200 million to $300 million. And last month, European broadcaster RTL Group acquired a majority…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 21 readers -
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