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#Netflix and Amazon Offer Indie Filmmakers Hope (And Lots of Money) (Wired)

The Egyptian Theater marquee during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Bryan Steffy/Getty Images

The biggest players at the Sundance Film Festival are Hollywood outsiders. Amazon and Netflix, with their deep pockets and big ambitions, have picked up several films and… [Read more on Wired]

#Netflix et Amazon relancent la guerre des contenus (Les Echos)

Amazon mise beaucoup en cette rentrée sur sa nouvelle série originale « Hand of God », qui sera mise en ligne le 4 septembre et dont la réalisation a été confiée à Marc Forster. – Photo Karen Ballard/Amazon

Les deux plates-formes vidéo investissent des milliards pour leurs programmes.

Après les séries, le cinéma figure désormais sur leur agenda en cette rentrée.

La guerre des contenus repart de plus belle. Engagées depuis plusieurs années dans une lutte de légitimité et d’attrait du… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]

#Amazon Execs Talk Woody Allen, ‘Top Gear’ Trio and Why They Didn’t Save ‘Hannibal’ (Variety)

#Amazon Studios Acquires ‘Elvis & Nixon’ Starring Kevin Spacey (Variety)

Here’s Why Consumers Love #Netflix More Than Amazon and Hulu (AdWeek)

As Netflix, Hulu and Amazon vie for viewers, consumers have declared a victor, for now.
As Netflix, Hulu and Amazon vie for viewers, consumers have declared a victor, for now.

Clear branding is key

While Amazon and Hulu are trying to compete with Netflix, the reality is that Netflix is the clear victor in the battle of the streaming services. Nielsen notes that 36 percent of U.S. households subscribe to Netflix (more than 40 million U.S. subscribers in all), with Amazon Prime (13 percent) and Hulu Plus, now known simply as Hulu (6.5 percent), lagging behind.

But Netflix’s dominance over Amazon and Hulu has much more to do with just House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. A new study… [Read more on AdWeek]

Jean-Pierre Jeunet tourne une série pour #Amazon (Les Echos)

Le cinéaste français Jean-Pierre Jeunet tourne actuellement le premier épisode d’une série sur Casanova pour le magasin en ligne Amazon , avec l’acteur mexicain… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]

#Amazon confirme cinq nouvelles séries pour son service de VOD (L’Obs)

“The Man in the High Castle” sera diffusé sur la plate-forme VOD d’Amazon, Amazon Studios

(Relaxnews) – Le géant américain annonce, mercredi 18 février, avoir obtenu le feu vert pour la diffusion de cinq nouvelle séries sur sa plate-forme de vidéos à la demande Prime Instant Video.

(Relaxnews) – Le géant américain annonce, mercredi 18 février, avoir obtenu le feu vert pour… [Lire la suite sur L’Obs]

#Amazon se lance dans la production de films (Clubic)

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Après s’être lancé dans la production de séries, le commerçant Amazon vient d’annoncer sa volonté de produire et distribuer une douzaine de films par an. Des ambitions dont l’impact devrait varier à travers le monde.

Amazon continue d’étoffer sa fibre créatrice… et, de fil en aiguille, forcément commerciale. Après s’être lancé dans la production de séries avec Amazon StudiosTransparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Alpha House… – le cybermarchand vient d’annoncer Amazon Original Movies. Objectif de cette… [Lire la suite sur Clubic]

#Transparent brouille les limites entre internet et la télévision (Canoe)

Jeffrey Tambor a remporté le Golden Globes du meilleur acteur dans une comédie. Photo Wenn

Le triomphe aux Golden Globes de la série Transparent, produite par le géant du commerce en ligne Amazon, illustre la disparition de la frontière entre télévision et internet.

«La télévision et internet deviennent une seule et même chose et, d’ici quelques années,… [Lire la suite sur Canoe]

#Netflix Still Dominates Streaming, but Amazon Is Picking Up Steam (Re/Code)

Transparent (Amazon Studios)

Netflix is still king of the video streamers, followed by YouTube. But Amazon, which has lagged far behind for many years, is beginning to make a move.

That’s the takeaway from… [Read more on Re/Code]

Take that, Netflix: #Amazon says Prime grants free 4K streaming (C|Net)

Amazon's original series "Alpha House" will be available via 4K streaming  • Amazon
Amazon’s original series “Alpha House” will be available via 4K streaming
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In response to Netflix raising its price for customers who want 4K streaming, Amazon says its 4K video streams won’t cost Prime subscribers an extra dime.

Begun, the 4K streaming price war has.

Today Amazon said users who subscribe to its $99 per year Prime program won’t have to pay extra to get 4K versions of its video streams.

“We want to be the best entertainment destination for customers. We’re confident that offering… [Read more on C|Net]

‘Alpha House’ Creator Garry Trudeau: #Amazon Wants to Rival HBO Originals (Variety)

#Amazon re-shingles Rooftop Media for laughs (C|Net)

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The online retail giant is seeking opportunities beyond the warehouse, and the acquisition of the online comedy service underscores its goals.

Amazon has acquired online comedy service Rooftop Media, taking another small step toward competing with entertainment-focused rivals such as Netflix.

The online retail giant is purchasing Rooftop Media to advance its plans to step outside of e-commerce… [Read more on C|Net]

#Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Gets A Second Season, Netflix Competitor Touts ‘Binge-Factor’ (International Business Times)

All 10 episodes of Amazon’s original series “Transparent” was made available to Prime subscribers on Sept. 26. Amazon

Amazon’s original series “Transparent” will be renewed for a second season, set to air in 2015, the company announced Thursday. While Amazon doesn’t disclose its viewership data, the announcement did cite the show’s “binge factor” — the addictiveness that entices viewers to devour multiple episodes in… [Read more on International Business Times]

Here’s Why #Amazon Prime Video Should Die (Investor Place)

AMZN should focus on e-commerce, not expensive video content

Amazon (AMZN) shares have been under pressure in 2014, with AMZN stock down about 20% year-to-date vs. a gain of about 6% for the S&P 500.

The reason for all the downward pressure on Amazon stock is a focus on margins and profits, with AMZN stock holders no longer patient with the e-commerce giant’s plan of building its scale at the the expense of the bottom line.

Recent boondoggles at Amazon include… [Read more on InvestorPlace]

#Amazon donne son feu vert à deux nouvelles séries en ligne (La Presse)

Amazon a fait beaucoup d’efforts ces derniers temps pour renforcer son offre de vidéo en flux sur internet (streaming), où il rivalise notamment avec Netflix. PHOTO EMMANUEL DUNAND, ARCHIVES AFP

Amazon continue de monter en puissance dans la vidéo en ligne avec un feu vert annoncé vendredi pour deux nouvelles séries, l’une produite par Steven Soderbergh et l’autre confiée au réalisateur Marc Forster.

La première saison des deux séries sera diffusée en intégralité l’an prochain sur le service «Prime» du géant américain de la… [Lire la suite sur La Presse]

#Amazon‘s Original Series: A Threat To Netflix? (Bidness ETC)

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) announced yesterday that two of its original pilots will be… [Read more on Bidness ETC]

How Netflix and Amazon became leaders in humane portrayals of transgender characters (Quartz)

Will “Transparent” Save Amazon? Netflix, HBO May Feel Heat From Acclaimed New Original Series (International Business Times)

House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” have owned the streaming spotlight in recent months, but a new original series from Amazon could be the next item on everyone’s binge-watch list.

“Transparent,” a 10-episode series that will be released on Amazon Prime Video, has been heralded by critics as a… [Read more on International Business Times]

La guerre des #séries bouleverse le paysage de la télévision américaine (Les Echos)

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Netflix

De nouveaux acteurs émergents répliquent le modèle HBO en produisant leurs propres contenus.
Les Emmy Awards devraient encore saluer la vitalité de séries cultes comme « House of Cards ».

La cérémonie des Emmy Awards, qui se tiendra ce lundi au Nokia Theater de Los Angeles, sera chargée d’émotion. L’acteur… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]

 

How Amazon built a TV studio that’s finally challenging Netflix (Quartz)

#CBS to make direct-to-internet TV shows for services like Netflix and Amazon (The Verge)

CBS
CBS

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]

Digital TV Wars: How Hollywood Leverages Amazon, Netflix and Hulu (The Hollywood Reporter)

James Patterson

With major deals for “South Park” and a new James Patterson show, bidding wars are emerging among the players…

[Read more on The Hollywood Reporter]

Amazon To Follow Netflix’s Lead On A Binge-Watching Model (Inquisitr)

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Amazon is taking a page out of Netflix’s book.

These days loyalty and sometimes the longevity of a show rests in how much fans binge-watch. Netflix was ahead of… [Read more on Inquisitr]

‘Transparent’ Team Talks Binge Viewing, Defends Digital Platform Pay (The Hollywood Reporter)

Transparent

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]

Netflix Beats Amazon’s Streaming Lineup for Top Movies, TV Shows (Variety)

A closer look at the billions of dollars Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are spending on original content (FierceOnlineVideo)

Image: Ivey Business Review
Image: Ivey Business Review

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]

Sizing up how much Netflix, Amazon, Hulu spend on original content (FierceCable)

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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 and Netflix Are Going After Your Kids (The Street)

Amazon (AMZN_) and Netflix (NFLX_) are both looking to up the ante when it comes to original content programming that grabs the so-called binge watching momentum. So, what better age group to satisfy than kids?

Amazon said Thursday that the first of three of its original children’s programming series will premiere later this month, available for streaming through Prime Instant Video and via Amazon’s Kindle FreeTime app. Amazon is launching the first six episodes of the animated series, Tumble Leaf, on May 23; Creative Galaxy, an interactive art adventure… [Read more on The Street]

Amazon set to launch its first three original TV shows for children (The Guardian)

Tumble Leaf is one of Amazon’s first original shows for children.

Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy and Annedroids to debut on Prime service this summer, going head-to-head with Netflix originals

Amazon is preparing to launch its first three original TV series for children, developed by its Amazon Studios division and offered as part of its Prime subscription service.

Animated shows Tumble Leaf and Creative Galaxy will debut on the service on 23 May and 27 June respectively, aimed at preschool-age children. Live-action series Annedroids, aimed at 4-7 year-olds, will appear from 25 July.

The shows – like 2013’s adult series Alpha House and Betas – will be… [Read more on The Guardian]

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