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Topic: streaming video

Today Only, Amazon Is Discounting Prime to $72 and Streaming Transparent for Free A clear (and crucially timed) push for subscriber growth

Apparently on a charm offensive after winning two Golden Globes for its witty dramedy Transparent, Amazon is streaming the show for free today and offering a discount for new converts…

January 24, 2015, 2:07 PM EST

Join Today's #AdweekChat for a Discussion of Cable, Streaming Video and Cutting the Cord Twitter chat at 2 p.m. will include Hulu's ad sales chief

The TV dominance of cable and satellite seems to be eroding quickly this year, as more and more content becomes available on streaming services or for purchase a la carte.  Some…

October 22, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

Is Def Jam Pulling Away From YouTube? Publishers turned off by lack of revenue, ad control

It's impossible to deny that YouTube is the dominant online video platform, but as competitors offer better terms, publishers are considering other partnerships. Def Jam and video platform Playwire, for…

October 15, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

Why Amazon's Deal With Twitch Makes Sense Mobile and streaming video are priorities for both

While it may have come out of left field, analysts believe that the Amazon-Twitch acquisition deal—worth a princely sum of $970 million—sounds like a perfect match. There's no denying that Google would…

August 25, 2014, 7:21 PM EDT

Amazon—Not YouTube—Acquires Twitch Gaming video site reportedly sells for $970 million

In a surprising move, leading gaming-themed streaming video portal Twitch announced today that it has been purchased by Amazon. The Seattle-based e-commerce company confirmed the deal, saying it acquired the online…

August 25, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

Why Actually Talk to People When You Can Just Speak in Netflix References? Streaming service helps you break big news (and hearts) in new ads

To help expand its reach in Canada, Netflix has released a series of new ads that play off the streaming video service's role as a sort of cultural watering hole…

July 14, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

Report: YouTube to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion Portal boasts 90-plus percent ad completion rate

Is YouTube making a play in the livestreamed video game world? It has offered to buy eSports streaming portal Twitch for more than $1 billion, according to a Variety report.…

May 18, 2014, 10:26 PM EDT

Netflix Books a Third Season of Orange Is the New Black Laura Prepon breaks the news on Instagram

It’s back to the slammer for Netflix, as the streaming service has renewed its prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black for a third season. Netflix has ordered another run of…

May 5, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT

Viewing Habits Show Traditional TV Networks Still Reign Supreme But video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime are catching up

Especially among younger viewers, use and awareness of digital streaming companies is growing to rival that of traditional TV networks. However, television currently remains the top medium by which to…

April 29, 2014, 10:53 PM EDT

The N.Y. Post Wants to Help You Choose What to Watch Entertainment site Decider launches this summer

It’s Friday night. You turn on Apple TV, open Netflix and spend the next hour trying to decide what to watch before switching over to cable for yet another Law…

April 28, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT

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