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  • Amazon Prime to 'see a lot of invention' as platform builds

    Amazon's Prime platform continues to play a key role in the retail giant's earnings and its streaming component, Prime Instant Video, is helping to reduce subscriber churn, company executives said on a quarterly call with investors. That, along with the $5 billion annually that its AWS cloud services division pulls in, is helping turn the tide on the multimillion-dollar losses that have become practically routine over the past year as the company continues to invest in its infrastructure.

Periscope, Meerkat create new piracy wrinkle for broadcasters, along with golden branding opportunity

As Meerkat and Periscope users enthusiastically begin live-streaming the important moments in their lives, sports broadcasters and premium networks are preparing to release the hounds on any potential copyright violators.

Net neutrality is 'bad policy,' NCTA's Powell says

Net neutrality? It's unnecessary. It's going to cause cost and bureaucratic complexity every time a company complains to the FCC. That, at least, is what NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell told FierceCable Editor Daniel Frankel in a new interview ahead of INTX, the conference formerly known as The Cable Show.

Yahoo pushes digital video advertising forward as display-ad revenue falls to $381M

Amid a continued decline in display-advertising revenue of 7 percent in the first quarter of 2015, to just $381 million, Yahoo is pushing investor focus toward its next-generation advertising initiatives: mobile, video, native and social, or what it dubs "MVNS." It also announced the rollout of two new video-advertising products: native video ads and video app install ads.

Multiscreen viewing reaches 'all-time high,' but mobile growth is splintering measurement

The number of multiscreen devices used within each household worldwide has reached the highest point yet, averaging two devices, such as a smartphone or tablet, per three-person home. And they're present in 28 percent of households across the globe, according to a new study released by Conviva. However, the quality of streaming video still varies widely.

Connected TV use to surge as SVOD revenues quadruple to $31.6B by 2019, report says

By 2019, a mere four years from now, subscription revenue from OTT providers like Amazon and Netflix will reach $31.6 billion, four times as much as it did in 2014, when revenues worldwide for SVOD providers totaled $8 billion.

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