Job listings recommend the organization is dealing with live TV services.
Amazon could be wanting to reinforce its Prime Video service, which is for the most part known for its on-demand video offerings, with live TV, as indicated by a report from Protocol and openly accessible job listings. Details are light about what the new live TV services may involve, however, the efforts seem, by all accounts, to be in their beginning periods.
One job listing says Amazon is searching for somebody who can “redefine how customers watch 24/7 linear broadcast TV content.” That individual will likewise be entrusted with “designing the end-to-end customer experience for how customers discover and watch Linear TV content.” (Linear TV is another approach to portray live TV, similar to what you may watch on a broadcast channel.) The Prime Video team is additionally evidently “building next-gen linear catalog systems to provide best-in-class Linear TV experience to Prime Video customers,” says another job listing.
Amazon is “actively pursuing” licensing deals for live and linear programming, as indicated by Protocol.
This wouldn’t be Amazon’s first raid into live programming. Amazon has offered NFL Thursday Night Football games on Prime Video and Twitch for a couple of years, and the two organizations will proceed with their association on account of an extension signed in April. Also, Amazon reported simply a week ago that it would begin streaming Premier League soccer on Twitch beginning June 29th. However, these ongoing job listings and Protocol’s report recommend that Amazon is hoping to take its live TV desire a lot further by offering an all-day, everyday service.
Different organizations have had a go at offering live TV with changing degrees of success. YouTube at present offers YouTube TV, which gives you access to many broadcast channels, for $49.99 every month. Hulu has a comparative service that begins at $54.99 every month. In any case, both of those services have needed to raise costs since dispatch — YouTube TV’s cost most as of late went up in April 2019, while Hulu’s last went up in December. Also, Sony shut down its live TV service PlayStation Vue in January after working it since March 2015 in part because “the highly competitive Pay TV industry, with expensive content and network deals, has been slower to change than we expected.”
Amazon has not replied to a request for comment.