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Amazon Is Staffing Up Teams for Its Existing Live TV Channels on Prime Video

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Amazon is seeking to construct out the technical groups that help the handfuls of dwell TV channels accessible through its Prime Video service world wide.

The ecommerce big is searching for to rent extra members for the engineering and product groups for Amazon Prime Video Channels, together with a technical principal product supervisor, a senior software program growth engineer and a software program growth supervisor for Prime Video Live Events. The job listings had been first famous by Politico’s Protocol.

Amazon provides Prime members entry to a number of dwell TV channels by Prime Video. In the U.S., these embrace CBS All Access, which first launched on Prime greater than two years in the past, and Showtime. Others embrace Canada’s Stack TV; Discovery’s Eurosport in Germany and the U.Okay.; and ITV within the U.Okay.

In addition, Prime Video has hosted a number of live-streaming sporting occasions, together with the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” beginning in 2017. Amazon not too long ago renewed the “TNF” pact by 2022 with worldwide streaming rights, together with unique rights to at least one late-season sport on Prime Video and Twitch every of the following three seasons.

According to a supply aware of the Prime Video group, the brand new hires are a part of supporting present dwell TV and streaming operations. However, the job listings counsel that Amazon could also be seeking to procure further dwell programming to develop the 24-hour linear streaming choices it already offers.

Prime Video’s worldwide launch of “Thursday Night Football” was “just the start,” one of many job listings reads. “We are expanding not just the breadth of live content we offer, but the depth of the experience. This is a transformative opportunity, the chance to be at the vanguard of a program that will revolutionize Prime Video, and the live streaming experience of customers everywhere.”

Amazon declined to remark on what its future plans for dwell TV might entail.

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