“Amazon Video Direct” takes aim at the professional side of YouTube | Ars Technica

Amazon is launching a new video service called “Amazon Video Direct.” The new service entices professional video creators to upload their videos to Amazon, where they will be displayed on the Amazon Video site alongside studio-created TV shows and movies. The videos will be viewable by “all Amazon customers” via an ad-supported model, shown to Amazon Prime Video subscribers (presumably without ads) or available as a one-time rental or purchase. The service is launching in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, and JapanSource: “Amazon Video Direct” takes aim at the professional side of YouTube | Ars Technica

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