Amazon Posts Original Pilots Online19 Apr, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Eight comedies and six children's shows can be streamed for free
Amazon April 19 has begun offering free streaming access to 14 original pilots, including eight comedies and six children’s show on its Amazon Instant Video, LoveFilm Instant and LoveFilm Germany platforms.
The pilots include “Alpha House,” with John Goodman; “Browsers,” with Bebe Neuwirth; “Onion News Empire,” with Jeffrey Tambor; “Dark Minions,” penned by “Big Bang Theory” co-stars Kevin Sussman and John Ross Bowie; animated comedy “Supanatural”; “Zombieland”; “Betas,” with Ed Begley Jr.; and “Those Who Can’t.”
The e-commerce giant will evaluate viewer responses to the pilots to determine which will receive green lights for multiple 30-minute episode runs. In addition, Amazon will assess feedback from its online panel, “Amazon Preview,” which users can join for free.