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Amazon Studios’ big data TV play won’t see aristocrats as crystal meth dealers. Maybe

09th Oct `13, 03:15 PM in Media & Entertainment

Big data is fast coming to TV courtesy of Amazon’s penchant for data farming, but the original shows…

BDMS
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Big data is fast coming to TV courtesy of Amazon’s penchant for data farming, but the original shows that yet another emerging video-on-demand platform will bankroll are not quite as automated as you might expect. But still more automated than we might hope.

If you’ve missed it, Amazon Studios, like Netflix, has been all the talk inside Hollywood, broadcast TV networks and even Madison Avenue in the past year because they are no longer just acting as new online access points for viewers to get TV and movies where and when they want it (often without advertising).

These new players are now rapidly commissioning high-quality, original shows – the Netflix collaboration with Kevin Spacey’s acclaimed politico drama series, House of Cards, is one of the current pin-ups for VOD.

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