Amazon confirms five new TV shows

(Source: Reuters)

Online giant Amazon has confirmed that it has given the go ahead for five new full TV shows. The series will be available exclusively on LOVEFiLM in the UK.

The shows - comedies Alpha House and Betas, along with kids programs Annebots, Creative Galaxy and Tumbleaf - were selected after positive audience responses to pilot episodes.

Amazon follows competitor Netflix, which have been distributing shows House of Cards and Arrested Development to viewers.

Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios :

We built Amazon Studios so that customers could help decide which stories would make the very best movies and TV shows. It’s exciting to see the process in motion, doing exactly what we set out to do. The success of this first set of pilots has given us the push to try this approach with even more shows—this is just the beginning.