Amazon Will Make TV Shows

Amazon is soliciting scripts for new sitcoms and kids' Web video -- shows it intends to actually make and distribute, unlike with its movie effort, according to Peter Kakfa. The caveat: shows "should look and feel like 'real” TV shows, with commensurate production budgets."

Thus, "the big news is that Amazon is formally declaring that it’s in the original video business — just like Google, Hulu, Netflix, Yahoo and lots of other tech guys," writes Kafka.

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