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

Suggested Articles

Dish Network’s AirTV today rolled out the new AirTV Mini, a 4K HDR compatible streaming stick running Android TV, priced at $79.99.

Comcast NBCUniversal has 11 new media and entertainment startups, including facial recognition and interactive sports tech companies, picked for its second…

Amino Communications today announced its acquisition of online video specialist 24i Media in a combined cash and stock deal worth €21.4 million (about $24…