Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos deftly dodged questions by "60 Minutes" reporter Charlie Rose about his company's reported secret set-top box project that would allow customers to watch streaming video without a cable provider.
TV Everywhere may finally be starting to get somewhere. The pay-TV industry has tried for years to get its streaming video act together. The goal, expressed by executives from Time Warner and Comcast in 2009, is to let paying subscribers access the shows they get through their cable, satellite or telco TV subscription on Web-connected devices like iPads and smartphones.
Including more Internet companies in the GSMA membership would get the carriers out of an insular mindset that treats over-the-top players as enemies. On the flipside, social networking and media distribution companies would benefit from having a seat at the table with wireless carriers.
First it was Intel, now it's Amazon. According to multiple reports, the e-commerce giant's rumored plans to introduce an online video set-top box have been pushed back to next year.
Since the launch of Fire OS 3.0 (code-named Mojito) last month on its HDX and HD tablet devices, Amazon has begun working harder to court not only large app publishers, but also the indie developers who may consider it an app store afterthought.For more on Amazon's quest to lure developers, check out this FierceDeveloper special report.
Netflix might be coming soon to your cable box. With the help of TiVo, the company has reached two groundbreaking agreements with cable operators overseas, and Netflix has already suggested those deals could serve as a foundation to build on domestically. But true integration between cable operators and Netflix is probably a long way off.
Amazon is working with smartphone maker HTC on three smartphones, according to a Financial Times report, once again fanning speculation that the retail giant is expanding its Kindle line of devices.
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This holiday season could give the online video industry a boost. Two major new video game consoles are set to debut before the end of the year, Amazon reportedly has its own new device nearly ready, Roku just refreshed its line of streaming devices, TiVo has a slew of new DVRs with extra online-video features and Google's $35 Chromecast is already the best-selling item in Amazon's electronics department.
Amazon Studios's strategy of developing pilots, rather than full seasons, of new online TV shows will hopefully give it an edge when it comes to finding new hit shows, Roy Price, the studio's head, told an audience at MIPCOM in Cannes, France, this week.