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HBO Classics Coming to Amazon Prime

AmazonHBO-Logo2Amazon is continuing its streaming-TV push, partnering with HBO on a multi-year deal to exclusively bring classic HBO shows to Amazon prime subscribers, the two companies announced today.

Starting May 21, “The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Wire,” “Big Love,” “Eastbound & Down,” “Oz,” “Band of Brothers,” and “Deadwood” will become available on Amazon Prime instant video, at no additional cost to subscribers. Early seasons of current shows will also be available, including “Boardwalk Empire” and “True Blood.” Other hit shows, including “Girls,” “The Newsroom,” and “Veep” will become available in later years of the agreement.

These shows will still be available on HBO Go, but will be exclusive to Amazon, meaning Netflix and Apple TV users won’t be able to stream them on those platforms. The partnership marks the first time HBO has licensed its series to a web-only service.

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Vimeo’s First Original-Content Splash: Joss Whedon’s ‘In Your Eyes’

inyoureyesJoss Whedon‘s latest film ‘In Your Eyes’ premiered Sunday night at the Tribeca Film Festival. For those not lucky enough to score a seat to the premiere, the wait to see the film will not be long. In fact, a digital rental is available now for $5.00 at inyoureyesmovie.com.

Based on Whedon’s loyal fanbase, it is almost a safe bet that a major studio would have picked up the film. Still, Whedon has surely seen the success that Louis C.K. has had premiering yearly stand-up specials via his own website and the appetite that audiences have for alternate distribution methods.

Vimeo is powering ‘In Your Eyes‘ via its Vimeo On Demand platform, and the film has been translated into Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, and Japanese for the worldwide release. Read more

Amazon and NBC Teaming Up for ‘Hannibal’ Binge Watch

HannibalAhead of its season two premiere on February 28, NBC and Amazon Instant Video are partnering for a “Hannibal” binge-watching event, offering all 13 episodes from season one on Sunday, February 23 starting at 12pmET.

As part of the binge event, there will be exclusive content released, live-tweeting from the show cast and creators, and Twitter contests each hour featuring signed scripts, DVD’s, and t-shirts as prizes.

@NBCHannibal will be anchoring the event using hashtag #13HourDevour. Read more

7 predictions for social TV in 2014

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Many of our social TV predictions for 2013 came true. From Amazon’s growth as an original TV content provider, to Netflix’s impact on social TV it was a big year for TV everywhere and the seamless integration of social into the traditional television industry that we’ve known for decades. As 2014 is only hours away here are our predictions for a year that we know will continue uproot and improve TV. Read more

With ‘Betas’, Amazon makes original programming splash

betas__130529132818When Amazon decided to make its foray into original programming it did so in a non-traditional, Amazon-like way. The company is known for its customer-centric ideology, and so in the spring, it released eight comedy pilots and let consumers decide which one should be green-lit. The public spoke, and Amazon Prime members will have the ability to watch Alpha House (starring John Goodman) and Betas. Read more

Are the cable TV walls about to crumble?

In recent days media has been consumed by one Edward Snowden who revealed a Skynet-type infrastructure called Prism that the government is running. At the same time it appears as if traditional cable TV business is gearing up for a Game of Thrones-style war with many “kingdoms” that include Intel, Aereo, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and more. Are the cable TV walls about to crumble? Read more

An inside look at how FollowShows.com seeks to keep your TV schedule organized

As the domain states, followshows.com’s purpose it to allow you to keep track of the shows you watch. Their tagline is ‘Never miss an episode again,’ and with the ability to get notifications via the website, email, and RSS or add the new episode schedule to Google calendar, it’s your fault if you do miss an episode. The site also provides links to legal means of watching an episode (Amazon, the network’s website, and Netflix) and if you’re looking for a new show to watch, they also provide recommendations that are pretty spot-on. Read more

Amazon Fire setting the stage as a social TV player

The Amazon Fire hits virtual (and actual) store shelves next week, and a new Retrevo survey suggests that the $199 device could be a big-seller -- of consumers looking to buy a tablet, 44% say they'll consider buying the Fire, another 44% say they want to learn more, and 12% say they want an iPad:

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Amazon adds batch of FOX TV shows

The Amazon Fire hits virtual (and actual) store shelves next week, and a new Retrevo survey suggests that the $199 device could be a big-seller -- of consumers looking to buy a tablet, 44% say they'll consider buying the Fire, another 44% say they want to learn more, and 12% say they want an iPad:

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