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DreamWorksTV launches its first over-the-top streaming service on Amazon Channels

DreamWorksTV launches its first over-the-top streaming service on Amazon Channels

Awesomeness, the digital media company acquired by Comcast for $3.8 billion in 2016, is today bringing kid-friendly programming, including original content, to Amazon Prime subscribers with the launch of DreamWorksTV on Amazon Channels. The new subscription service is aimed at kids ages 6 through 12 and will cost $4.99 per month after a 7-day free […]

So, what’s up with Amazon’s Alexa Super Bowl ad?

So, what’s up with Amazon’s Alexa Super Bowl ad?

Ah, the Super Bowl. That magical time of year we gather around the T.V. set and pay just as much attention to the ads that run between plays. Increasingly, though, you can get much of that precious advertising viewing experience out of the way before the big game even starts. After offering a brief online […]

CVS, other health stocks down upon Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare co news

CVS, other health stocks down upon Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare co news

Investors panicked this morning upon the news Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway were teaming up to launch a health insurance company for their U.S. employees. Healthcare is one of the biggest operating costs for Fortune 500 companies and the three iconic companies have joined forces to build a new health insurance company for all […]

Amazon cancels three original series developed under ousted studio head Roy Price

Amazon cancels three original series developed under ousted studio head Roy Price

Amazon may have recently greenlit another season of its comedic superhero series The Tick, but it’s also cleaning house of other original programming that, presumably, hasn’t been doing as well. According to reports from Variety and Deadline – the latter confirmed by an “Amazon insider” – the company is now cancelling three other comedies, including Tig Notaro’s One […]

Sneaky Pete season 2 will debut on Amazon Prime Video in March

Sneaky Pete season 2 will debut on Amazon Prime Video in March

Sneaky Pete, the series created by Bryan Cranston and David Shore, is heading into its second season. Amazon today announced that Season 2 of the drama/thriller will debut March 9 on Amazon Prime Video. Sneaky Pete follows the story of Marius, a conman released from prison who decides to steal the identity of his cellmate […]

Amazon adds single sign-on for Fire TV

Amazon adds single sign-on for Fire TV

Signing on to all of your favorite networks’ apps on Amazon TV just got a little easier. The company, which had teased single sign-on for Fire TV in September, is now bringing the service to network apps in the U.S. Users just need to sign in with their pay TV provider credentials and they can […]

The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)

The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)

Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media. More posts by this contributor: The world’s largest taxi firm, Uber, is buying cars. The world’s most popular media company, Facebook, now commissions content. The world’s most valuable retailer is now Amazon, and has more than 350 stores. And the world’s largest hospitality provider, Airbnb, […]

Crunch Report | Amazon reveals 20 finalists for second HQ

Crunch Report | Amazon reveals 20 finalists for second HQ

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Netflix’s ‘Mudbound’ scores four Oscar nominations

Netflix’s ‘Mudbound’ scores four Oscar nominations

Amazon and Netflix both got some good news in this morning’s Oscar nominations. Mudbound, a Netflix original that tells the story of two families (one black, one white) farming on the Mississippi Delta, got four nominations — including best supporting actress (Mary J. Blige), best adapted screenplay (Dee Rees and Virgil Williams) and best original […]