Amazon Video Direct: the new service of streaming video that teases the videomaker
Amazon Video Direct is the new portal created by the famous online store, which enable you to look at original content, by subscribing to various methods to payment. At the same time the filmmaker will be able to earn by uploading videos of a certain quality, with different methods of payment, just like on YouTube.
Amazon Video Prime is a mix between services like Netflix and YouTube, where users can have access to free content or pay to view content reserved for subscribers. The video makers can upload their own productions, with certain requirements such as the presence of subtitles, and earn money simply by advertising, or by subscription plans that will offer to its members. In addition, the published content may be sold separately on the store of Amazon. In this way, the company wants to attract the various manufacturers for the creation of original sets and compete with services like Netflix. The gain to producers is ensured, even if the will release free videos, but will be monetized thanks to advertising. In addition to the methods of gain just mentioned, Amazon offers 1 million dollars per month for the 100 best uploaded content.
Among the manufacturers that have already joined the initiative are at HowStuffWorks, Conde Nast Entertainment, Samuel Goldwyn Films, the Guardian, StyleHaul, Kin, Community, Mashable, Mattel, Machinima, TYT Network, Baby Einstein, CJ Entertainment America, Xive TV, Synergetic Distribution, Kino Nation, Journeyman Pictures, Jash, Business Insidere Pro Guitar Lessons. Amazon Video Direct is currently available in USA, United States, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom and Japan and can be accessed via smartphone, tablet, console, and Fire TV.
We see, therefore, how it will evolve this curious portal and what other manufacturers will publish multimedia content online.