Amazon Studios

Amazon StudiosLater this month, Amazon will launch two original TV series for its Amazon Instant Video on-demand streaming platform, in a bid to compete with and emulate the success enjoyed by Netflix’s own content offerings. Alpha House, a comedy about four misfit US senators who rent a house together in Washington DC, will begin airing on November 15. Betas, a show about four friends who want to launch a new mobile social networking app in Silicon Valley, will follow a week later on November 22. Unlike Netflix, which has released every episode in the first season of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black simultaneously, Amazon is opting for a more traditional release schedule. Only the first three episodes of each show will be available to begin with on Amazon Instant Video; the remainder will be released each week exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers as part of the aptly named Prime Instant Video.

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