Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > News > Tech News > Spotify prepping streaming video service to rival Netflix?

Spotify prepping streaming video service to rival Netflix?
Thread Tools
MacNN Staff
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Mar 26, 2013, 12:33 AM
 
Spotify is reportedly preparing to launch a streaming video service that may rival Netflix and other established players, unnamed sources have told Business Insider. The unconfirmed report suggests the company is already attempting to find partners that will help produce exclusive content, following a strategy already employed by Hulu and Netflix.

The rumors have fueled speculation that Spotify is looking for new ways to establish control over the terms of licensing deals with content owners. Exclusive content is a clear departure from third-party licensing, though it remains unclear if streaming service providers will achieve success with such business models.

Netflix' original series "House of Cards" premiered just last month, with an estimated production cost of at least $4.5 million per episode, though the company has yet to disclose any details surrounding initial viewership. Amazon is working on its own original content, while rumors suggest Microsoft may be following suit.

Despite the Spotify report, CEO Daniel Elk recently told CNET the company is "all focused on music" in the near term. "I won't rule it out because we're a company that looks at what we're doing incredibly long term," he added.
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:26 AM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2014 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2