Amazon Launches Video Direct

Amazon has launched a competitive service to YouTube. According to Amazon, for each title, you can choose to earn royalties based on hours streamed by Prime members, a revenue share for rentals, purchases, monthly subscriptions, or ad impressions—or any combination of these options.

Amazon requires you to set up an account and provide bank account information and tax information for you to receive 45% of any revenue earned based on the model you select.

Make your titles available anywhere Amazon Video is available—U.S., Germany, Austria, UK and Japan—on all supported devices—Fire TV, phones, tablets, game consoles, Smart TVs and from the Web.

With performance metrics such as minutes streamed, number of subscribers, projected revenue, and payment history, you can optimize the way you offer and promote your titles.

It is not exclusive.

Amazon will distribute a share of $1,000,000 per month as a bonus to the Top 100 titles included with Prime through Amazon Video Direct. This bonus—based on global customer engagement—is incremental to revenue earned from hours streamed, rentals, purchases, monthly subscriptions, and ad impressions. All of your titles included with Prime are automatically eligible.

Click here to set up an account. Here is more information from The Guardian