Amazon has been making big moves in entertainment over the last few years with the launch of Amazon Prime’s video offering and Amazon Studios, as well as its acquisition of Twitch for over $1 billion in 2014. But one of Amazon’s earliest entertainment acquisitions — IMDB — has gone relatively unnoticed as a resource for video distribution. VideoInk has learned that IMDB has been in stealth on a forthcoming push into a streaming service of its own.
According to sources close to the initiative, IMDB has been in discussions with premium digital-first studios and publishers for long-format projects and feature films. It already produces a video show called “IMDB Originals” (which you can view here) that pays homage to various featur...
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