Amazon Denies Report Of Online Pay Service

Responding to a Wall Street Journal story that Amazon is considering a new online pay-TV service and has talked to at least three major media companies about licensing their channels, Amazon said “We continue to build selection for Prime Instant Video and create original shows at Amazon Studios, but we are not planning to license television channels or offer a pay-TV service.”

Microsoft In Talks For New TV Service

Microsoft Corp has held talks with media companies to license TV networks for a new online pay-television subscription service through devices such as its Xbox video game console, two people familiar with the plans told Reuters.