Scott Shackford on the Internet's New Television Show Producers


Amazon, NetFlix, YouTube and Hulu: These are all online services familiar to most users as middlemen connecting them with the creative works greenlit and produced by others. That's begun to change, though, as Netflix's original production of House of Cards made a notable media splash. Amazon is soon joining the fray with a pack of children's shows and comedies. Scott Shackford takes a look at what Amazon has to offer and ponders a future where television shows are disconnected from television sets and companies.