Amazon on Wall Street Journal Report About Amazon Possibly Starting a Live-TV Streaming Service: Fuhgeddaboudit Entertainment Weekly; WSJ; TVWeek
Amazon is denying a report that it’s developing a live-television streaming service, reports EW.com’s Inside TV. The Wall Street Journal had reported Tuesday that Amazon was talking with entertainment companies about licensing TV channels for an online pay-TV service.
“We continue to build selection for Prime Instant Video and create original shows at Amazon Studios, but we are not planning to license television channels or offer a pay-TV service,” a representative for Amazon told EW.com.
As The Journal pointed out in its story, several other companies are working on similar efforts, including Sony and Google. Intel, meanwhile, as previously reported, said Tuesday that it is selling its Internet-TV set-top box project to Verizon Communications.
The Journal had characterized the Amazon project as in the early stages, adding that it was unclear whether the online retailer would move forward with it.