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Amazon says pay-TV's app-based set-top alternative 'does not address security concerns'

Amazon executives met with FCC officials last week to discuss the pay-TV industry's alternative proposal to the agency's "Unlock the Box" NPRM.

Amazon to enable video downloads to Android phones with SD cards

In one of the bigger announcements yet relating to the downloading of mobile video, Amazon said it will start letting Prime Video customers, and those who buy movies and TV shows from its transactional platform, download the product to Android phone SD cards.

Amazon and PBS deal for kids programming helps boost investor confidence, share price

Amazon's continued strong relationship with PBS, in addition to new pricing options announced recently, likely will lead to strong second-quarter and year-end results, according to Jefferies, which rated the retail and SVOD giant a "buy" with a target price of $865, more than $100 above its current trading price.

Amazon offers deep phone discounts to Prime members who accept ads

Amazon is slashing the price of two new, unlocked Android phones to subscribers of its Prime service who are willing to accept advertising and pre-installed Amazon apps on the devices.

Amazon Video debuts HDR slate of original series, movies

Amazon has officially released its first slate of HDR programming, plying the format to the second season of original series Bosch, was well as Sony Pictures movie titles including The Smurfs 2, After Earth, Men in Black 3, Hancock, Salt, Pineapple Express, Fury, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chappie and Elysium.

Starz CEO: Amazon deal is accretive to our OTT business

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said that Starz and the newly rebranded Starz Encore channels are doing well and that Amazon is having a lot of success selling the recently launched Starz standalone OTT product.

Want to give Alexa development a try? Echoism.io is here to help

Want to find out what the Amazon Alexa Voice Service is all about? Now, Amazon is empowering developers to give Alexa a try thanks to its Echoism.io Alexa skill testing tool.

Amazon's $2B estimated content spend easily subsidized by Prime subscribers, analyst says

Retail and streaming video giant Amazon is well positioned to increase the amount of original content it produces, while still turning a profit, a new research note from Ampere Analysis says. That's because its Prime subscribers' spending behaviors drive profitability across its site. Further, Amazon may be looking to expand its Streaming Partners Program internationally, a launch the research firm says "is imminent."

Facebook, Microsoft to build 160 Tbps, 4,100 km submarine cable

Facebook and Microsoft have hatched plans to build their own submarine cable network that will bypass congested network routes.

Showtime's Christie: Amazon and Hulu have changed from being competitors to partners

Showtime, like many other premium network providers, initially saw over the top players like Hulu and Amazon as a threat. But now the company sees those SVOD providers as a way to attract a new base of cord-nevers and cord-cutters. The company hopes that it will be able to also work with Netflix in the same capacity some day.