Amazon's New TV Show 'Ring Nation' Tries to Make Spying Funny

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Aug 14, 2022, 3:00 p.m. EDT | 1 min read


As if each the surveillance-style videos from Ring cameras floating astir the net weren’t atrocious enough, oregon the information that Amazon volition gladly give those clips to instrumentality enforcement without a warrant, present Amazon and Ring are turning those clips into a world TV show. Seriously.

According to Deadline, the radical got Wanda Sykes connected committee arsenic the host, showcasing “funny” and “uplifting” videos to viewers, akin to thing like America’s Funniest Home Videos. Only there’s a large quality here, arsenic these clips volition each travel from Ring cameras and different location information systems.

The caller amusement is called Ring Nation, produced by the Amazon-owned MGM network, Ring, and Big Fish Entertainment. And portion this mightiness dependable guiltless to some, it’s besides beauteous code deaf to others considering the backlash Ring received implicit sharing videos with instrumentality enforcement earlier this year.

“From the incredible, to the hilarious and uplifting must-see viral moments from astir the state each day, Ring Nation offers thing for everyone watching astatine home,” said Barry Poznick, president of alternate tv and Orion TV astatine MGM, successful a press release.

Or, arsenic Vice enactment it, this is “Amazon’s newest effort to normalize its surveillance network.” Personal feelings aside, it sounds similar the caller Ring Nation amusement volition connection each types of video clips to entreaty to the masses sitting astatine location connected a couch. You tin expect cute videos of animals, neighbors being neighborly, matrimony proposals, and apt plentifulness of comic accidents and such.

Ring owners tin taxable and stock comic clips and different video captures, and if you’re lucky, Wanda Skyes herself could showcase it connected the show. If this sounds similar thing you’ll privation to watch, Ring Nation volition premiere connected September 26th.

via Engadget

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