Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Nickelodeon to Offer Streaming Service as Viacom Steps Up Digital Efforts (NYT) Nickelodeon, the entertainment group focused on children’s programming, said on Thursday...Show More Summary
The company's stock is responding favorably to quarterly revenue of $29.33 billion. read more
Amazon’s fourth quarter 2014 net sales reached $29.33 billion, a 15 percent increase compared to the $25.59 billion net sales the company reported in the fourth quarter 2013. The company released its financial results for its 2014 fourth...Show More Summary
Adding to its lineup of original series, Amazon will premiere Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan’s comedy series, Catastrophe, on Prime Instant Video this spring. The half-hour series is currently airing on the UK’s Channel 4 and will be also become available on the streaming service there later this year. Show More Summary
Catastrophe to premiere in the U.S. exclusively for Prime members
As growth slows, Ikea's executives admit it's time to go online. If you've ever found Ikea's website too clunky, or its $99 truck delivery highway robbery next to Overstock or Amazon Prime, you aren't alone. Once a retail revolution,...Show More Summary
The e-tailer announced that it has streaming video ambitions, but several analysts doubt it will become a competitor to the home of 'Transparent.' read more
Starz’ original miniseries The White Queen will take up residence at Amazon’s Prime Instant Video under a deal that makes the streaming service the exclusive home for the 10-parter in the U.S. A commercial and critical success, The White...Show More Summary
Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive online-only subscription streaming home for the 10-part miniseries in the U.S.
Amazon has given a pilot order to Casanova, a 18th century drama from The Americans writer-producer Stu Zicherman and Electus’ Ben Silverman. Casanova chronicles a little known period in the life of one of world history’s most famous libertines and playboys. Show More Summary
Apparently on a charm offensive after winning two Golden Globes for its witty dramedy Transparent, Amazon is streaming the show for free today and offering a discount for new converts to its Prime service. Prime, a subscription bundle...Show More Summary
The most important words are not your book’s opening lines. They are not found inside the book at all. They are your book’s description on Amazon.
EXCLUSIVE: Actor Shawn Hatosy, who’s set to do a guest arc on Amazon’s February debut series Bosch, has signed with The Schiff Company for management. The Faculty and Outside Providence thesp earned a Critics Choice nomination for his...Show More Summary
Invisible Boyfriend will give you pay-for-text companionship. But who are these virtual escorts, really? I'd never imagined that eating oatmeal could be sexy before that moment, before Areal—the gorgeous, billionaire, globetrotting lion-tamer/taxidermist...Show More Summary
mazon today announced that in celebration of two recent Golden Globe wins, it will make all ten episodes of Amazon Original Series Transparent available for free for everyone this Saturday.
Amazon has unveiled a division of its self-publishing business dedicated to building out digital textbooks. The platform is called KDP EDU, and falls under the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) business. It gives educators the tools to design digital textbooks with rich media content including and build PDFs of their course materials. Show More Summary
The company's plan to produce and acquire 12 movies a year also gives the e-tailer entry to the film-festival circuit. read more
BOOMING SOLAR LOOKS BEYOND 2016 U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty Jeff Brady, January 19, 2015 (National Public Radio) “The solar energy business is growing fast, thanks in part to a steep drop in panel prices…[P]rices dropped by more than half since 2010. Show More Summary
The online retailer plans to allow people to purchase movies and TV content over the Internet. read more