Amazon pilots go live in the US, UK and Germany

Amazon’s first original pilot season for 2015 has gone live on Amazon Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany.  Amazon has made a slate of 13 original comedy, drama, docuseries and kids shows available to stream, with viewers invited to provide feedback on the programmes they want to see turned into full series. Amazon […]

Debut docu-show for Amazon

Amazon Prime Instant Video’s latest pilot season includes the SVOD service’s first docu-series pilot. The New Yorker Presents… will be a half-hour show billed as a “completely unique viewing experience”. It will feature a short film starring Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and Brett Gelman (Go On) based on a story from Saturday Night Live’s Simon Rich, a […]

Amazon launches third pilot season

Amazon has launched five new pilots and is asking its Prime Instant Video subs in the US and UK to vote and comment on the quintet of new shows. Amazon will solicit the thoughts of customers ahead of selecting which shows will be taken to series. Votes and comments are elements in the selection process, […]

Second pilots round ‘up 100%’ for Amazon

Amazon Instant Video has revealed figures showing its second original pilots season has outscored the first in streamed views by 100%. The US SVOD service launched 10 pilots last week and initial feedback showed 85% of reviews were four or five stars and that the average number of streams had increased 100% for primetime pilots […]

Amazon launches second wave of original pilots

Amazon’s production arm Amazon Studios has debuted a host of new original programme pilots spanning comedy, drama and kids shows. The 10 pilots launched today on Amazon-owned VOD service Lovefilm in the UK and on Prime Instant Video in the US, with a selection of the shows that prove most popular due to be made […]

Amazon aiming to step up pilot production

Amazon is looking to up the volume of original productions it takes to pilot by developing on its recently launched Amazon Storyteller tool, according to Amazon Studios director Roy Price.  Delivering a keynote presentation at MIPCOM in Cannes yesterday, Price said that by evolving Storyteller – a tool that is designed to easily turn a […]