Prime Video : Amazon would launch live TV channels

Amazon is in the process of developing a live TV channel offering, according to a job posting and a blog report. Licensing agreements are reportedly being negotiated.

According to a report taken up by The Verge and a job offer Amazon Prime Video is about to launch one or more live TV channels. The job offer talks about "redefining how customers watch TV 24/7". The ideal candidate must "design a complete customer experience for customers to discover and watch linear TV content.

Amazon is developing a behind-the-scenes live TV service

The offer even goes so far as to say that Prime Video's teams are designing "the next generation of linear catalogue systems to provide the best possible linear TV experience for customers". A report on the blog confirms that the platform is working on a live TV service. The firm is reportedly actively pursuing licensing agreements.

It should be noted that Amazon is not at the beginning of its trial run in live event broadcasting. For example, Amazon has used Twitch to broadcast American football. It was also announced last week that Amazon will be broadcasting classic Premier League football from 29 June 2020.

For the time being, the number of legal services offering live television on the Internet is very small. There is of course in Europe - to some extent Free subscribers also have access to streaming TV channels on all their devices, but only at home.

YouTube has also taken the plunge with YouTube TV, but the service is currently only available in the United States. Nevertheless, the powerful synergies between the different components of Amazon mean that there is indeed reason to expect an ambitious service, both from a technical point of view and in terms of its price placement.

The competing service YouTube TV offers a subscription for around $50. What do you think of Amazon's arrival in live television? Share your opinion in the comments.

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