Amazon’s IMDB Unit Reportedly Set to Announce AVOD Platform This Week

DANIEL FRANKEL | October 2, 2018

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Amazon could announce a new advertising video on demand (AVOD) platform as soon as this week, according to CNBC.The news org said it has heard from at least five sources at media companies being approached by Amazon for content targeted to the platform, which Amazon has yet to confirm. CNBC said the platform could be officially announced at this week’s Advertising Week convention in New York.In late-August, The Information reported that Amazon is developing an AVOD platform called Free Dive. The streaming video platform would be similar to the Roku Channel, an increasingly popular non-subscription video channel existing within the Roku ecosystem, offering archival movie titles and TV series.

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