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Starting tomorrow, the Adobe Media Player will feature content from Sony Pictures Entertainment and its web video property Crackle. However, the Sony content is old stuff, like Men in Black, Jerry Maguire, and the Sony Minisode Network of recuts of popular classic TV fare like Charlie’s […]

Starting tomorrow, the Adobe Media Player will feature content from Sony Pictures Entertainment and its web video property Crackle. However, the Sony content is old stuff, like Men in Black, Jerry Maguire, and the Sony Minisode Network of recuts of popular classic TV fare like Charlie’s Angels and Dif’rent Strokes.

We have no idea how popular AMP is, since Adobe declined to give anything in the way of stats, but the company said it’s seen significant numbers of AMP downloads from a link on the thank-you page for new downloads of Adobe Reader and the Flash player. AMP, which launched April 9 with MTV and CBS content, will also add more video from CBS and Showtime such as the first three seasons of Beverly Hills 90210 and clips of The Tudors. The additions, which bring AMP to 25,000 pieces of content and more than 600 shows, come along with an upgrade to the software that is supposed to make it more inviting for new users.

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  1. Adobe to Sony: You complete my media player » VentureBeat Monday, July 21, 2008

    [...] In Black and Jerry Maguire and TV shows such as Charlie’s Angels and Dif’rent Strokes, as NewTeeVee points out. It’s existing content partners are also adding more content including classically decadent [...]

  2. Ryan Stewart – Rich Internet Application Mountaineer » Blog Archive » AMP Adds Sony Content (And you can Watch Ghostbusters) Tuesday, July 22, 2008

    [...] clicking on a Techmeme link. I must not have been paying attention, but it looks like we’re adding Sony content to Adobe Media Player. As Liz from NewTeeVee notes, it’s mostly old stuff like Jerry Maguire and Men in Black, but [...]

  3. I downloaded it. But that doesn’t mean I’m using it.

  4. It is all about the content. The only there would be any sort of widespread adoption for the AMP is if they offered content that can not be found elsewhere. How are expecting to compete with Hulu the Fancasts of the world? Do they think a cool UI will convert people to a downloadable app?

  5. Adobe Gets Out of the Content Syndication Biz Thursday, April 23, 2009

    [...] which launched just over a year ago, offered content from MTV , CBS, Showtime, Sony and many independent creators, and enabled users to add further content from RSS [...]

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