Amazon to post eight original pilots for free on site

Amazon to post eight original pilots for free on site
E-tailing giant Amazon has stepped up their efforts to compete with Netflix and will be posting eight comedy pilots to its site, for free.

The pilots will be free, but any show selected to run for a full season will be available only through the Prime streaming service.

Amazon Prime costs $79 per year and gives buyers free 2-day shipping on all orders, free access to Kindle titles, unlimited access to the streaming movie/TV catalog and cheap overnight shipping options.

Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios, says "The production quality had to be really high; we have top people and terrific casts." The pilots are said to have cost the company over $10 million to produce.

Besides the comedies, Amazon is also expanding into original kid's shows.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Apr 2013 17:41
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  • doowop72

    Ya, don't get suckered into watching that new zombieland show, little bit of humor but other than that, quite annoying, especially without woody harrelson.

    21.4.2013 10:45 #1

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