/// It’s Not TV, It’s Amazon

February 11, 2012  |  All Things Digital


Hulu has Paul the Male Matchmaker , Netflix has Lilyhammer and House of Cards . And what does Amazon have in the way of original video programming? Nothing much yet. But that may soon change. New job listings on Amazon’s careers site show the company looking to recruit at least two creative executives for the “People’s Production Company,” its movie and series production arm. Specifically, it’s seeking executives to quarterback its children’s and comedy programming efforts. Both jobs’ top duty: “to help develop half hour comedies for online and traditional distribution.” And traditional distribution. Interesting. So maybe Amazon’s big digital push into the traditional television business is broader than just streaming video. Or, on the other hand, maybe it’s just toe-touch that doesn’t mean much until it means something. Like “ Amazon Studios ,” a screenplay submission factory the company created in 2010, that has yet to result in very much.

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It’s Not TV, It’s Amazon


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