Netflix is a subscription-based film and television program rental service that offers media to subscribers via Internet streaming.
Amazon Instant Video is an Internet video on demand service. It offers television shows and films for rental or purchase. Selected titles offered free to customers with Amazon Prime subscription.
Bland definitions of what is formulating to be entertainment portals, encompassing multiple media types:
- Social [Platform Integration]
All or some of the above media types, licensed for distribution, are served through one or more portals.
Licensing content to be offered across several platforms requires a robust DAM. Digital asset management (DAM) consists of management tasks and decisions surrounding the ingestion, annotation, cataloguing, storage, retrieval and distribution of digital assets. The DAM products/processes looks like it will continue to bloom as distribution models are ‘experimented’ by the providers
- Amazon [Instant]
- Apple ecosphere
- Cablevision – Optimum
- Facebook [social]
- G+ [social]
- ReMake – a fictitious Entertainment portal
- the project team iterates through user design input, and remakes the UI, [and Workflow] bi-weekly based on consumer feedback
- Twitter [social]
- Verizon FiOS
Segmented portals, containing one or two media types
- Music and Music Games, name that tune;
Industry Standards for Interfaces to/from Entertainment Portals
- Search Catalog [by …]
- API returns ‘Stream able’ / Playable URL for a VOD or Broadcast feed.