Doubling investments on Amazon Prime Videos in India, says Jeff Bezos
Amazon Prime Video is getting good response in India than anywhere else, that is why the company CEO Jeff Bezos has said he will rise its investment for the streaming service in India .
“In Japan, Germany and in America also Prime Video is doing well. But India is doing much better than other countries”. Bezos said this on 16 January. He also said “the world is witnessing a golden age of television, and i want Amazon to be the most talent friendly studio in the world and India features prominently in this plan.
Bezos met Bollywood celebrities at a gathering where he talked with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and director Zoya Akhtar.
The streamer, which rivals Netflix and Hotstar, also unveile seven more shows. The shows are Dilli, Bandish Bandits, Paatal Lok, Gormint, Mumbai Diaries-26/11, The Last Hour and Sons of Soil- Jaipur Pink Panthers, will soon be joining its exclusive Indian content slate.
Bezos said ” A person should not try for a successful formula in entertainment. Storytelling is an incredibly difficult art because people always looking for something new”.”This is one of those businesses which really takes human creativity. I want Amazon Studios to be all over the world. When you look at TV series today, they are really good in terms of content. They’re as good as the very best movies have ever been. And now we’re getting the best storytellers and actors to come and do work”.
“One of the hardest things that humans do is tell creating, engaging, inspiring stories. When you get it right, it can change the world,” he said further.
Amazon Prime has signed up with the majority of Indian production houses and stars for dedicated series and shows. Bezos was also meet some corporate person. Bezos added that “the Prime membership, which comes with free shipping from Amazon, has also proved great for the e-commerce service”.These are the reason we made a decision to increase in our Prime Video investments here” he said. The number of hours that people watched Prime Video had grown by six times in just two years in India, he added.
Bezos came to India on 15 January made a commitment to invest $1 billion in India over the next few years, calling it India’s decade which we have entered in. Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on 16January said that Amazon has not done any favor by committing the money.