Peter Kafka

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Amazon Touts “Downton Abbey” Exclusive

Netflix isn’t the only streaming video service that wants your attention today: Amazon is announcing that it has purchased the exclusive streaming rights to “Downton Abbey,” which will kick in later this year. Both Netflix and Hulu Plus currently stream some episodes of the hit PBS series. Amazon’s deal had previously been reported by BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald