Amazon Getting Into The Business Of Making Its Own TV Shows

Amazon has already learned how to tie its own shoes, and now it wants to figure out how to have its own successful TV shows to offer on its streaming service. Netflix has its web shows already, so it seems it’s time for Amazon to catch up to the other kids.

It announced a new effort to develop comedy and children’s TV shows, to be shown on its video service, as part of a broader push to work on its own content, says Reuters.

It’s already the world’s largest Internet retailer, so the move to providing content directly to its millions of customers is a logical one. And because it really wants to please you, Amazon is asking for ideas from customers for TV series, on its Amazon Studios unit.

Amazon says it’ll option one new project per month and add it to a development slate where it will go on to be tested with an audience.

It’s been working on adding movies and TV from studios, but this way, bringing content in from scratch, could save Amazon some money.

So far, since November 2010, Amazon Studios has received more than 700 test movies and 7,000 scripts, with 15 movie projects under development.

Amazon unveils effort to develop original TV shows [Reuters]

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  1. MrMagoo is usually sarcastic says:

    My ideas:

    - Remake of Zena
    – Remake of Wonder Woman
    – A series based on Amazon Women on the Moon
    – A new series starring Kristen Johnston

  2. Blueskylaw says:

    Dukes of Hazzard – Now with more dynamite tipped arrows!!!

  3. Straspey says:

    Amazon Reality Shows:

    “Warehouse Smackdown”

    “Big Box Babes”

    “Packaging Wars”

    “CSR Central”

    “Star Shippers”

  4. scoutermac says:

    Any chance of Amazon resurrecting Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe or Terra Nova? That would be great.

  5. MMD says:

    Maybe Amazon could pick up Community if it gets axed by NBC.

  6. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    Good – we need streaming-only TV shows to compete with cable to get us off the ball and chain of the cable cord.

  7. SPOON - now with Forkin attitude says:

    Start up the aquaman show they piloted a while ago.

  8. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    Jericho remake!

  9. Warren - aka The Piddler on the Roof says:

    With no commercials, right? RIGHT?

    • CommonSense(ಠ_ಠ) says:

      I want commercials so the commercials can pay for the shows.

      • Warren - aka The Piddler on the Roof says:

        F*ck that. I’d rather pay a few bucks to watch something without f*cking commercials. I f*cking HATE F*CKING COMMERCIALS! AAARRRRGGGHHH!!!

  10. CommonSense(ಠ_ಠ) says:

    They need to pickup a previous startgate to finish or start a new stargate series.

  11. ferozadh says:

    Oil refinery…movies… vertical integration everywhere. Maybe the world of Syndicate is not that far off after all.

  12. blinkdmb says:

    Season 2-10 of Firefly make it happen!!!

  13. HogwartsProfessor says:

    Meh.