Despite its consistent position at the bottom of the top three SVOD providers in the U.S., Hulu may not stay there for long. As networks look for new ways to compete in the over-the-top space, Hulu may be part of their strategic options--and thanks to a slew of exclusive content deals, may already be stealing eyeballs from Netflix and Amazon.
Among the 57 percent of U.S. broadband households that have an over-the-top video subscription like Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant Video or Netflix, 11 percent are using shared accounts provided by people outside the home, a new Parks Associates study says. But the question remains as to whether account sharing is a real problem, or an opportunity for SVOD providers.
JetBlue and Amazon are teaming up to significantly boost content offerings on the airline's in-flight broadband service, dubbed Fly-Fi. Amazon Instant Video will be available this year on the service for passengers to rent or buy, and then stream, videos during their trip; Prime Instant Video subscribers will be able to stream movies and TV series from the service.
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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.
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