Amazon expresses interest in offering television shows and movies online

amazonApple’s iTunes and Netflix have lit a competitive fire under Amazon, who has begun talks with major media companies about offering unlimited viewings of older television shows and movies online, in an attempt to remain relevant in that area of content.

As Apple TV and its iTunes store rake in dollars for its movie rentals, and Netflix’s all-you-can-eat buffet, and even the potential Google TV, are all intriguing enough to the do-everything giant that Amazon has become.