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freehe
freehe
11/24/2016 10:29:42 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
Is the show available in the U.S.? I would like to see the statistics of the viewing audience for the type of show in the U.S. versus other countries.

How will this new show impact Amazon streaming costs?

U.S. subscribers are always looking to find the lowest price for cable tv and streaming services and I would be curious to see those willing to pay $99 to view this new service and the new tv show.

 

 

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faryl
faryl
11/25/2016 11:26:28 PM
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Re: OTT Advantage
I agree. Until recently I'd say it's more because I tend to prefer my Apple TV and Amazon isn't an option on there, but I finally got around to watching on my kindle and I really find the way they mix in the included, free content with the content you need to rent or buy annoying. :-/

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/29/2016 8:41:59 AM
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Re: Grand schemes
@dmendyk - That's interesting that AWS is such a big thing for Amazon, it isn't even a service I really use from them and I'm a bit of an Amazon freak. (Obviously they have more than just me for a customer, I just think it's interesting.) 

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dmendyk
dmendyk
11/29/2016 9:59:55 AM
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Re: Grand schemes
AWS is mainly a business service. Better margins there than in the consumer sector.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/29/2016 10:38:45 PM
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Re: OTT Advantage
Yes, me too! I feel like they should definitley have those two seperated just so it's less confusing.

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 12:18:00 AM
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Re: Amazon touring
The founder is actually British. There was an incident a year or so ago that I thought resulted on his show being yanked from the BBC.

I'm wondering if Amazon is banking on Americans not knowing his background. It seems almost needlessly contraversial.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/30/2016 3:46:19 AM
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Re: Grand schemes
@dmendyk - Ah, that makes so much more sense. I can see why businesses would find it useful. Thanks for clearing that up. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/30/2016 3:53:09 AM
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Re: Amazon touring
@faryl - If he was running for political office the media might find spreading the info a little more important. As it stands, I had no idea about any controversary surrounding him And don't really mind the situation. We all make bad decisions from time to time. 

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 5:55:48 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
It sounds a bit like our election season :-)

 

"Top Gear has often been criticised for content inside programmes by some members of the public and by Ofcom. Most of the criticisms stem from comments from the presenting team; however, other aspects of the programme have been underlined as unsuitable. Incidents and content ranging from (but not limited to) remarks considered by some viewers to be offensive,[71] promoting irresponsible driving,[72] ridiculing environmental issues,[73] Germans,[74][75] Mexicans,[76] and Poles,[77] and alleged homophobia[78] have generated complaints. British comedian and guest of the programme Steve Coogan has criticised the programme, accusing it of lazy, adolescent humour and "casual racism".[79]

The programme has also been accused of misrepresenting vehicle manufacturer Tesla in an episode first aired in 2008. The firm took Top Gear to court for libel and malicious falsehood after it suggested one of its Roadster vehicles had run out of power after only 55 miles.[80][81] On 19 October 2011, the High Court of Justice in London rejected Tesla's libel claim, claiming the series is an entertainment programme and not an information programme.[82]"

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/30/2016 6:38:08 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
Haha so true! If he was running for office it would definitely be a different story, but I don't mind this information either..

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