Amazon denies OTT live TV plans

January 22, 2014 10.01 Europe/London By Robert Briel denied suggestions that it is planning a new live TV service, following a report in the Wall Street Journal.

According to the report Amazon approached at least three big media conglomerates seeking rights to distribute their TV channels online as a OTT service in competition to cable, DTH and IPTV operators.

Amazon is already active in the video content space. Its Prime Instant Video service offers a range of on-demand content, and the new service would in addition feature live channels.

A spokesperson for Amazon said the company did not have plans to license TV channels or offer a pay-TV service, but the company continues to work on expanding the selection on Prime, including commissioning its own content.