Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Amazon Plans an Online Store for Movies and TV Shows

SAN FRANCISCO — In a significant step toward vanquishing the local video store and keeping couch potatoes planted firmly in front of their televisions and computers, Amazon.com will introduce a new online store of TV shows and movies on Thursday, called Amazon Video on Demand. Customers of Amazon’s new store will be able to start watching any of 40,000 movies and television programs immediately after ordering them because they stream, just like programs on a cable video-on-demand service. That is different from most Internet video stores, like Apple iTunes and the original incarnation of Amazon’s video store, which require users to download files to their hard drives. “For the first time, this is drop dead simple,” said Bill Carr, Amazon’s vice president for digital media. “Our goal is to create an immersive experience where people can’t help but get caught up in how exciting it is to simply watch a movie right from Amazon.com with a click of the button.”

So I wonder how far they are from offering streaming video as a CDN service??? Hmm…

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/technology/17amazon.html?ei=5087&em=&en=9c6ab9229ba49aff&ex=1216526400&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1216497158-xwG09wZcqnRTiYYMx3PMjQ

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