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Amazon rebrands its free streaming service as IMDb TV

After a long time, finally, Amazon decides to rebrand its free movie and TV shows streaming service – IMDb Freedive. The free streaming brand will be now known as IMDb TV and will feature tripe number of content than the platform had before. Thanks to the new content deals with Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, and …

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Twitch acquires Bebo to increase its footprint in eSports

Twitch, the live streaming platform owned by Amazon, buys Bebo in an effort to build out its base in the eSports industry. According to the sources, the deal values a total of $25 million for acquiring Bebo’s employees and intellectual stakes. Don’t be confused with the drowning social networking site, Twitch didn’t buy that, rather …

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IMDb soon to launch Free Video Streaming Service Freedive

Amazon-owned IMDb is soon coming up with their free video streaming service Freedive. Users will be able to stream contents of this platform on either IMDb website or Amazon Fire TV devices. Freedive will have an ad-based model. Thus experts are expecting Freedive to compete powerfully against its competitors, such as the upcoming VoD channels …

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Barclays likely to double its SVoD media investment

Leading financial services company, Barclays has shifted its focus on investing funds for video on demand platform in order to assist the British Production firms to develop original content for video streaming platforms like Amazon and Netflix. Established originally in March 2017, the fund has now been doubled to £200 million. Production media companies to …

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Pac-12 partners with Amazon for new OTT service

US college sport’s Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12) is building its own OTT service as part of its strategic deal with ecommerce giant Amazon. Artificial Intelligence tools from Amazon Web Services are being used to develop the cloud-based solutions capable of understanding digital demand. The deal also includes creating of Video-on-demand content as well as OTT streaming …

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Music streaming platform Distro100 goes live

Music streaming platform, TuneGO Inc. is all set to go live with its streaming platform, Distro100 in China. The audio streaming service allows Chinese musicians to distribute music on streaming platforms in China and around the world. Distro100 also helps artists to keep 100 percent of the royalties minus any upfront or back-end fees. John Kohl, …

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Amazon expands to Canada with launch of music streaming service

E-commerce giant Amazon announces the arrival of its music streaming service in Canada. The recently launched music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited is an expansion of recently launched Prime Music and is expected to compete with streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify. Amazon Music Unlimited is expected to be available at $7.99 for …

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Ad supported platform YouTube Originals goes live in India

Google owned video streaming platform, YouTube is all set to bring its YouTube Originals to India. The India Originals will be YouTube’s ad-supported video platform. But on later stage, an ad-free subscription service, YouTube Premium might get launched. The recent rise of online streaming platforms such as Amazon, Hotstar and Netflix, among Indian audiences have …

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Amazon enlarges video-on-demand service offering

E-commerce giant Amazon is planning to introduce new Video on demand service, Free Dive. The new VOD service will provide Fire TV Stick owners access to thousands of hours of TV shows and movies. Amazon already offers Prime Video as video on demand service. Free Dive will be Amazon’s ad-supported video streaming service. It will …

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How are Facebook’s video ambitions likely to impact digital video business?

Anybody who is watchful of Facebook’s transition in the last few years would agree that its enthusiasm for the digital video was always existent. Facebook had registered 6 billion video views in May 2016. So, in 2018, when the social media giant announced that it will now focus on “meaningful social interactions” with family and …

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