Amazon announces self-publishing platform Video Direct

As well as on YouTube, Vimeo and other similar services from now on, users can upload and share their videos online including through Amazon. Just in the past few hours, the US company has indeed unveiled Amazon Video Direct, a self-publishing service platform connected to Prime Video.


With Amazon Video Direct users can submit contents of their production, so that they can be distributed to existing members to Prime Video.

The uploaded videos can then be made available for rental, purchase or free viewing, the latter supported by advertisements. It may also provide subscription services, provided agreed with the Streaming Partners Program Amazon. Consequently, this last option seems to be more dedicated to the great content providers rather than to individual users.

The focus seems to be on professional productions. Producers who subscribe to Amazon’s service will in fact access to a system of statistics and will provide content in HD complete with subtitles for people who were willing to activate them.

For the moment it is still unclear how it will be administered the revenue sharing but it was already announced AVD Stars, a fund of one million dollars that will be distributed monthly for the 10 most successful titles Video Direct

It should be noted that the present state of things the service is still not available in Italy, where streaming weblog Amazon has not yet come, and it is unclear if and when it will be made available.

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Via | AppleInsider

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