Amazon's (AMZN) streaming deal with Epix, which did a number on Netflix (NFLX -9.9%) shares last...

|By:, SA News Editor

Amazon's (AMZN) streaming deal with Epix, which did a number on Netflix (NFLX -9.9%) shares last month, apparently featured interesting terms. An exec involved in talks tells Reuters Epix will receive a payout above its fixed up-front fee if Amazon's streaming subs pass a certain threshold. A shift from fixed to variable licensing fees is arguably a negative for Netflix, since it could make it easier for smaller streaming providers to gain access to valuable content. (earlier)