31 Oct Amazon Turns Tough With Streaming Services, in Replay of Cable Tactics [The Information]
By Tom Dotan and Jessica Toonkel
October 26, 2018 | Amazon.com has established itself as a major distribution platform for small video-streaming services with its Amazon Prime Video Channels. Now the tech giant is trying to squeeze more money out of those services, sparking a battle reminiscent of the cable TV era. Amazon is looking to increase its cut of revenue from some subscription services available through Prime Video by 10 to 20 percentage points to as high as 50%, say three people familiar with the situation.
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