Think of online videos, baby


Amazon and Netflix recently won large content licensing deals: Amazon signs agreement with FOX; Netflix inks DreamWorks deal.

What does it mean?

The deal…was “game-changing” and represented a bet that viewers would soon no longer make distinctions between content streamed on the Internet or through cable.

Dear startup people: If you wanted to develop something, please think about video for online outlets. You can create short movies, documentaries, variety shows, podcast videos, etc. — then license them to some online video publishers. They are hungry for this kind of contents, trust me.

Instead of putting up your videos on YouTube with limited model of monetizations (please keep in mind that YouTube is more like platform service rather than content publisher), content licensing with Hulu, Netflix or Viki –to name a few– would be a compelling business model for you.


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