Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

It started with some football It started with some football
Laurie Berry | 14 November, 2017, 16:19

Now, however, it looks as though Amazon is looking for an even wider audience for its streaming video services according to AdAge. And as a business that's growing to serve more global (and cost-conscious) markets like India, it makes sense to explore ways to serve up streaming media without a subscription fee. This could involve Amazon offering content creators their own channels, which it kind of does already with things like its HBO and Showtime "channels".

In any case, Amazon's free streaming service wouldn't replace Amazon Prime and it wouldn't be a massive destination for sparkling new content. Amazon is reportedly seeking travel, cooking, and lifestyle shows for the service, along with new children's programming. There is likely to be one stark difference between the two, however. The company was to launch it as an ad-supported service. That's because Amazon Music is available without ads to everyone with a Prime subscription, whereas Music Unlimited is a separate upcharge.

Despite showcasing its fair share of acclaimed shows, Amazon continues to lag behind Netflix in the war for streaming domination.

Google Doodle gives Children's Day a miss this year
These are a reference to the small circular bits of paper that are leftover after we punch holes in the sheets of papers. Meanwhile, single-hole punchers have been used by train conductors for decades as an easy way to validate tickets.

It's not just about getting ads in front of customers, however.

"Amazon is talking about giving content creators their own channels, and sharing ad revenue in exchange for a set number of hours of content each week", says one of the executives, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a project that Amazon has not announced. It has dabbled in commercials on Prime to a very limited degree, putting ads inside National Football League games this season and offering smaller opportunities for brand integrations.

It's not the first time a company has attempted to offer premium content using ads to replace a monthly subscription fee. According to some, that statement doesn't actually refute AdAge's claims, since they believe it will be a "compliment" to Prime Video. If true, it would be interesting to see how this works for the company.

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