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Amazon to release set-top box

Media | 10/04/2013 8:22 pm EDT

Amazon Inc. plans to release a set-top box by the upcoming holiday shopping season, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The newspaper, citing anonymous sources, said the device is similar to the Roku Inc. player and will offer content and applications “from a variety of sources.” It will also “serve as a delivery vehicle for Amazon's existing streaming video service,” WSJ said....

Amazon to produce five original shows

Media | 05/31/2013 3:25 pm EDT

Online retailer Amazon Inc. will produce five new original television series, Reuters reported Wednesday. According to the news report, the five series can be viewed exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service, which is available to Amazon Prime subscribers in the United States. Reuters reported that Amazon chose the shows by posting 14 pilot episodes online in April and analyzing viewer reviews and the length of time people watched the episodes. The five shows include two comedies, called Alpha House and Betas, two children’s shows, Thumbleaf and Annebots, and an...