Amazon unveils effort to develop original TV shows

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Posted: May 02, 2012 12:19 PM
Amazon unveils effort to develop original TV shows

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc unveiled a new effort to develop original comedy and children's TV shows to distribute over the company's video streaming service.

The world's largest Internet retailer said people will be able to submit ideas for television series to the website of its Amazon Studios unit. Amazon said it will option one new project per month and add it to a development slate where it will be tested for viability with an audience.

(Reporting By Alistair Barr; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)