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April 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

AOL, a lesser player among websites providing video streaming, is cranking up its efforts to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Hulu, and iTunes. On Tuesday it announced that it had signed a non-exclusive deal with Miramax to screen some of its movies. A selection of films from the Miramax catalogue is set to go online on April 30th, the company said, but only a limited number of films will be available on any single day. Many of them are already available online from competing video sites, but AOL observed that its subscribers will be able to view them free, although advertising will be associated with many. In a similar development, Amazon signed a deal with HBO on Tuesday to bring online many of its award-winning shows, such as The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, and Family Tree.