Will Amazon Take Over Cable TV Too
Amazon has taken over retail, actually forcing some mall stores to close, now it appears the online retailer wants more than just its video service, Amazon Prime. Reports are Amazon his mulling over its own cable network. Seemingly encouraged by its strong viewership numbers last year and high quality content.
Should Amazon get into the cable network business it would compete with HBO and Showtime, both known for presenting groundbreaking material. With Jeff Bezos', founder of Amazon, previous success with high-profile hollywood types, the challenge will be consistently delivering groundbreaking diverse programs and that may involve a lot more risk taking.