Friday 12.6: News to Know
Gael Garcia Bernal and Malcolm McDowell Join Pilot for...
Netflix, LoveFilm Launch PS4 Apps in the UK
‘Alpha House’ Has the Pieces in Place, But Falls Flat
Amazon’s ‘Alpha House’ Was the Most-Watched...
John Goodman Doesn’t Know Where to Find ‘Alpha...
Amazon Will Offer First Three Eps of ‘Alpha House’...
Monday 11.4: News to Know
Amazon Studios Greenlights First Hour-Long Drama Pilots
‘The X-Files’ Creator’s Amazon Pilot Adds to Cast
Amazon Studios Hires Former ABC Head of Drama
Monday 10.7: News to Know
Thursday 10.3: News to Know
Amazon Studios Lines Up Three More Comedy Pilots
Amazon’s Decision to Enable Offline Viewing Is Perfect for...
Friday 9.20: News to Know
Amazon Casts More TV Stars for ‘Alpha House’
Thursday 9.19: News to Know
GetGlue Now Tells You ‘What to Watch’ on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon
Wednesday 8.28: News to Know
Tuesday 8.27: News to Know
Amazon Studios Greenlights Kids Pilot from Electus
Monday 8.5: News to Know
Friday 8.2: News to Know
Thursday 8.1: News to Know
Amazon Studios Focuses on Preschool Demo, Announces Five Pilots
Wednesday 7.31: News to Know
Monday 7.29: News to Know
Amazon Studios Adds ‘Goosebumps’-Inspired Kids Show...
Netflix and Amazon Battle for Your Kids
I didn’t learn to swim for a long time growing up, because of “She-Ra: Princess of Power.” See, I was born in the 1980s, and when I was five, my parents signed me up for swim lessons. But those classes meant I had to skip my favorite animated princess adventure at least once a week, and I threw a temper tantrum so epic that my parents basically gave up on the idea until I was older and more reasonable. (Sorry I was a brat, Mom and Dad.)
That story won’t make any sense to the generation currently in diapers, because between DVR, DVD, and VOD, they will have little-to-no concept of television programming that can’t be time-shifted. And that’s just what Netflix and Amazon are banking on.
One of the more interesting battles over the last six months has been between the two companies and … Read MoreTags: Amazon, Amazon Originals, Amazon Studios, disney, Dora the Explorer, Dreamworks Animation, Netflix, netflix originals, SpongeBob SquarePants, viacom
Friday 6.28: News to Know
Amazon Storyteller Released to Storyboard Amazon Studio Pitches
Amazon Studios Greenlights Five of its Original Pilots
As we previously reported, Amazon Studios picked up “Alpha House” and “Betas” for their comedy shows. Now the company has announced that production will also begin on children’s shows “Annebots,” “Creative Galaxy,” and “Tumbleaf,” all arriving on Prime Instant Video later this year and into early 2014. The announcement left nine of Amazon’s other pilots behind.
Gary Trudeau enthusiastically trumpeted “Alpha House” production: “As the future of episodic TV packs up and moves to Seattle, we hope the audience will continue to have as much fun watching the show as we have making it.” Sharing a similar enthusiasm, Michael London, executive producer of “Betas,” said, “This… Read MoreTags: Alpha House, Amazon, Amazon Originals, Amazon Studios, Annebots, Betas, creative galaxy, original programming, tumbleaf