Amazon to debut first hour-long drama; Microsoft's CDN partnership with Verizon deemed a smart move

More online video news from across the Web:

> Amazon will debut its first hour-long drama, Bosch, on Feb 13. Release

> Lionsgate has licensed 200 of its films to ad-supported OTT provider Break. Story

> Netflix released its Speed Index for December, showing that Verizon FiOS retained its top position among U.S ISPs. Post

> Vubiquity added interactive media veteran Ross Levinsohn to its board of directors. Release

> Facebook bought video compression startup QuickFire for an undisclosed sum. Story

> The New York Observer listed 10 "online videos that mattered" in 2014. Story

> Netflix is continuing its international original content drive by teaming with Denmark's TV 2 on production of the third season of its series Rita. Release

> Rentrak's latest patent, for a process that detects and corrects TV viewership levels caused by missing set-top box information, was granted on Jan. 6 by the US Patent & Trademark Office. Release

> Twitter buzz about a new TV show has an impact on that show's ratings, a Nielsen study has found. Story

> ESPN's broadcast of the first College Football Championship garnered the sports broadcaster its highest overnight ratings ever. Post

> A "slew of bills" are in the works on Capitol Hill, aimed to prevent the FCC from creating Title II-based net neutrality rules. Story

And finally… Dan Rayburn explains why Microsoft's partnership with Verizon to provide a CDN for its Azure cloud platform is a smart move. Story

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