Fox shows and movies will be available for unlimited streaming later this fall through Amazon Prime, which costs $79 per year and also includes unlimited two-day shipping on retail items.
Amazon’s Prime instant video now has 11,000 movies and TV shows. They have deals with CBS, NBCUniversal, Sony, Warner Bros and now Fox. “Since launching earlier this year, we have now doubled the number of titles available in Prime instant videos, and there’s still more to come,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote on the company’s home page.
Netflix has about 20,000 titles in its catalog. Netflix will feel the loss of Starz content and from changes to its pricing now more than ever. When you have angered customers and they hear about other services adding content at $16.88 cheaper than you; that is a problem.
Amazon Prime may have all the content in the world but as they say its all about Location Location Location. Netflix is on every device out there.
Netflix does understand however that customers are not happy. They know Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime are out there. After Starz leaving they needed someone to fill the void. Netflix has inked a deal with DreamWorks Animation over the weekend. That should fill the void very well, thank you very much.
This is a costly deal to Netflix and might more for PR than anything else. DreamWorks content won’t show up until 2013. This deal is the first time a major Hollywood studio has chosen a video streaming service over pay television. We don’t know how long the deal but understand that Netflix is giving out $30 million per film to DreamWorks. New York Times states that DreamWorks walked away from a deal with HBO and chose to partner with Netflix instead.