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BroadbandTV teams with Fremantle's TinyRiot! on original series pilots

Multichannel network and media management firm BroadbandTV announced it is partnering with FremantleMedia's digital content studio, TinyRiot!, to produce original content as part of a multiyear deal. The two companies will co-produce five pilot shows with an eye toward developing ongoing series.

Amazon, Netflix series development process still old school, analyst says

Over-the-top video may have disrupted broadcaster and pay-TV operators' business models, but when it comes to original content, SVOD providers Netflix and Amazon are traveling a well-worn path.

Sony ups its stake in online content as TV service launch looms

Sony is continuing to invest in its streaming-to-console strategy, with the chief of its gaming unit, Andrew House, confirming to The Wall Street Journal that it still intends to introduce an over-the-top television service in the U.S. by year-end and is in talks with potential content partners now.

Samsung announces 4K content deal with Amazon

TV manufacturer Samsung is hoping to boost 4K TV sales by giving consumers a good deal more content to actually watch in 4K, announcing a new deal with Amazon to deliver its original series and some movies in Ultra High Def (UHD, or 4K), starting in October.

Amazon, Netflix stock original series cupboard

Netflix's international expansion is continuing along its planned growth path, with the subscription video on demand provider announcing its first French-produced series, Marseille, slated to premiere in late 2015. Meantime, Amazon is sticking with its pilot-to-series original content model, debuting five new pilots this week for viewers to rate and review.

Amazon tries to add heart to data-driven content creation

Although the use of metadata to help determine the kind of shows audiences want to watch has gotten a lot of attention over the past year or so–particularly with the success of Netflix's  House of Cards, a show developed partly from data analysis–Amazon is trying to find the heart that drives the popularity of series as its original-content efforts evolve.

Amazon to spend $100M on original online video content in Q3

Although the company rarely offers a look into how it allocates its resources among its various units, Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak revealed on the retailer's earnings call that the company plans to spend $100 million in this quarter alone on original content for its Prime Instant Video service.

Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards lead Netflix's 31 Emmy nominations

Top Netflix original series House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black are in the running for top honors, garnering more than 10 nominations each as the 2014 Emmy awards were announced.

Advertising seeing one crazy summer thanks to original content growth

A deluge of new shows premiering on sites like Hulu, Netflix and YouTube as well as traditional broadcasters' summer replacement series has marketing professionals scrambling to reach viewers through advertising campaigns. It's a big change from what is normally a quiet season for advertisers.

Netflix turns to original content, innovative formats to continue growth

Last year, investors fretted that Netflix was spending hundreds of millions of dollars on just a few original series-- House of Cards being the most notable, and expensive, example. But as competitors like Amazon wade into the content waters, it's becoming clearer that Netflix's head start will keep it on a growth path.