Amazon Studios, the online retailer’s department responsible for sourcing scripts and developing original video content, announced on Thursday the development of six original comedy series pilots. When production is completed, the series will air on Amazon’s Instant Video platform, which delivers video content like TV and movies to users’ set top boxes, phones, tablets, and computers. Perhaps the best part of the news is that Amazon will be bringing us a show from The Onion satirical newspaper titled “The Onion Presents: The News.” The six pilots will be aired on Amazon Instant Video once they’re finished. Based on consumer feedback, Amazon will then decide which series to move forward with and continue producing. After that, completed seasons will only be available to Prime members via Prime Instant Video and through LOVEFiLM for free in the UK.
Amazon Has 6 Original Sitcom Pilots Lined Up to Produce
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