Friday, July 29, 2011

In Deal With NBC, Amazon Seeks to Widen Its Video Streaming Service - NYTimes.com

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Amazon, the online retailing giant, announced a deal with NBCUniversal for access to part of Universal Pictures’ film library on Thursday, its second such pact in the streaming video space in as many weeks.

The attention around its content acquisitions suggests a budding rivalry with Netflix and a strategy of stocking up on films and TV shows for the tablet computer that the company is developing. Much like Apple, Amazon wants to have an assortment of content available for owners of the forthcoming device.

In Deal With NBC, Amazon Seeks to Widen Its Video Streaming Service - NYTimes.com

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