Topic: Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Denies Plans to Launch Free Ad-Supported Streaming

Kindle already a fledgling ad platform

UPDATE: E-tailer giant Amazon is contradicting reports that it's set to launch an ad-supported streaming service using its original content (which recently entered a second crowdsourced "season" of new shows)…

Trudeau and Bezos Welcome a Packed House to the Premiere of Alpha House

Amazon's new series lands at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Appropriately, Garry Trudeau opened with a joke when he welcomed the audience of journalists, execs and stars who showed up to the premiere of his new Amazon show, Alpha House.…

PBS Inks Pact for Future Seasons of Downton Abbey on Amazon

Digitally expanding public broadcaster also develops kids' app for Kindle

PBS and have signed a new multi-year deal for content including more NOVA, more Masterpiece and several Ken Burns documentaries (notably The Civil War). Kids shows like Arthur, Wild…

NBCUniversal Expands Licensing Deal With Amazon

Will add more content to Instant and Kindle

NBCUniversal will bring a broader range of content to Amazon Instant, TechCrunch reported. The network has expanded its licensing deal with Amazon to include the shows Covert Affairs, Defiance, Grimm, Hannibal…

Amazon Preps Kindle TV Set-Top Box

Streaming device to join an already crowded market

After expanding into hardware creation with the Kindle, the Kindle Fire tablet and a rumored smart phone, Amazon is developing a proprietary TV set-top box.  According to unnamed sources cited by…

The Man From Oz Finds Religion

Showrunner Tom Fontana takes an unorthodox approach to distributing Vatican drama Borgia

The latest show from the creator of Homicide: Life on the Street and Oz is not on pay cable. Or cable at all, actually. Or broadcast. It’s called Borgia (not…