Ring’s New TV Show Sounds Dystopian America’s Funniest Home Videos

Ring, the Amazon-owned home security company that will sell you a camera as quickly as it gives law enforcement access to footage from that same camera without a warrant, is producing a TV show that sounds an invitation to participate. in surveillance status. You know, like a fun family activity.

Deadline reports that Wanda Sykes has signed on to host Nation ringa new America’s Funniest Home VideosMGM Television, Ring and Big Fish Entertainment style clip show, the production company behind Live DP Described as a “daily dose of life’s unpredictable, heartwarming and hilarious viral videos” in a press release, Nation ring will feature footage captured on people’s Ring cameras presented in a way that is meant to be entertaining.

“Bringing together the new community is at the heart of our mission at Ring, and Nation ring offers friends and family a fun new way to spend time together,” said the founder of Ring and Nation ring said executive producer Jamie Siminoff in the press release. “We are delighted to have Wanda Sykes join Nation ring to share people’s memorable moments with viewers. »

As Deadline points out, Nation ringIt’s a pretty seamless corporate synergy for Amazon, which owns MGM Television, Big Fish, and Ring, and (obviously) has a vested interest in encouraging more people to equip their homes with Ring technology. There are almost certainly Ring owners who want to participate in Nation ring and will jump at the chance for Wanda Sykes to comment on everything riveting images they capture around their homes.

But as one of Ring’s most thinly veiled attempts to normalize the idea and practice of people constantly checking on each other, Nation ring may also be just the reminder some people need to avoid this particular example of our modern panopticon.

Nation ring is slated to premiere in syndication on September 26.


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