Jeff Bezos


Amazon opens free window for Transparent drama

Amazon is making its acclaimed drama series Transparent available in a day-long free window. The series launched last year on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video and marked the first time that the streaming service had launched an original using the Netflix simultaneous release model. Like Netflix, Amazon does not release any viewing data so it is […]

Former Hulu bosses return with new video venture

Jason Kilar and Richard Tom, the former chief executive and chief technology officers of Hulu, have put out a call for video content creators ahead of the launch of their new business, Vessel. In a blog post announcing the new venture, Kilar and Tom revealed that they have assembled a team that have experience “building […]

Amazon takes on Apple, Roku with Fire TV launch

Amazon has launched its much-anticipated TV streaming device, Amazon Fire TV, taking on the likes of Apple TV and Roku with its own internet-connect set-top. Available to order now in the US, the small US$99 box makes it easy for viewers to access Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service from their TVs – as well services […]

Comment: Are newspaper giants the new pay TV channels?

The news back in September that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had bought the iconic Washington Post newspaper for a paltry US$250 million – a fraction of what the paper was once worth – resounded through the media world like a thunderbolt. Although reaction was mixed the prevailing view was that Bezos had a track record […]