Skip to comments.Amazon developing pay-TV streaming service: report
Posted on 01/21/2014 1:54:15 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
(Reuters) - Amazon is in the early stages of developing a pay-TV streaming service with live programming, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Amazon approached at least three media companies, according to people familiar with the matter the Journal reported.
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Someone competition for Cox and ATT?
If an internet based service can offer a full a la carte menu of stations, I think they will be hugely successful.
I’m actually watching about 10 of the 150+ channels I have.
I use Amazon Prime. It freezes regular while streaming, and I have a 30mb/s connection that doesn’t freeze with anything else.
If it is priced reasonably, I am all in. Currently my home only has NetFlix. I ditched cable a while back as 1) 250+ channels of crap I was never going to watch, ever but forced to have because one station was in that package. 2) I was soooo damn tired of all the advertising and piss poor programming.
If I could pick up eight or nine channels of my choice? I’d pay a few bucks per channel monthly.
Same here! maybe this move will at least push Time Warner, Cox etc..to finally consider offering a la carte packages.
We already signed up for Amazon movies its run like netflex but has different movies and programs not bad plus when you sign up you also get free shipping on most items you order from amazon.
I watch about 4 channels.
And I could do without them if need be.
I only have cable because my wife wants it.
It makes me so happy to see others wishing for an a la carte system of tv. I just renewed for cable internet and was so frustrated that neither cable or dsl would compete for a simple internet service. The only deals were with large packages of 250+ channel tv and strangely a telephone line.
They will have to get a clue sooner or later as more people shift to Netflix, Hulu, and others.
If Bezos takes advantage of the Post’s resources, he has the basics for a news channel. If he could get them to knock off the biased reporting, he’d have a winner there. News or talk are the cheapest live programming choices.
I had the same problem which I believe was ny blu-ray player acting up. I hard wired it rather then run it on WiFi. Works 99.5 % ok now.
I agree. I’ll dump my cable faster than a diarrhea attack on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
There is probably about 8-10 channels I might sign up for, but I can do without too
Oh... and it will be great because you won’t have to watch any commercials!
My cable bilol, with internet, is over $120, already. No thanks.