VentureBeat reports that retail/media giant Amazon is talking with TV channels about possible online distribution. The online service would be an alternative to cable and satellite presentation of the channels.
Amazon is well positioned to make a play in that space, as it has built up its Amazon Prime service and membership over the past eight years. Amazon Prime was started as a free-shipping annual plan, and expanded to include Netflix-style movie and TV-show streaming. Netflix, Prime, and Hulu Plus are the three major players in that business, whose model parallels the music subscription niche.