Amazon To Stream New Original Pilots On Jan. 15

Amazon Studios will roll out its latest slate of original pilots on Jan. 15, the company announced Monday.

Amazon Instant Video subscribers will be able to watch seven new original pilots including hour-long shows Cocked, Mad Dogs, Man in the High Castle and Point of Honor; half-hour shows Down Dog and Salem Rogers, and documentary series The New Yorker Presents, said the company.

Amazon will also roll out six new kids pilots, including Buddy: Tech Detective, Sara Solves It, The Stinky & Dirty Show, Niko and the Sword of Light, Table 58 and Just Add Magic, said network officials.

As with past Amazon pilot seasons, customers will be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series. All pilots will be available through the Amazon Instant Video app on such devices as Amazon Fire TV, iPads, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation and Wii, as well as through to watch online.

 “We are working with great storytellers on some fascinating ideas for the year’s first pilot season,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “We look forward to seeing our customers’ response to these new projects.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.