Amazon inks a new deal with NB/Universal

17 May

 

In a letter to customers Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon inked a new deal with NBC/Universal to bring over a dozen more episodes to their Prime network. The deal will give the Seattle-based media giant the exclusive rights for the next 4 years to season 1 of Grimm, season 1 of Suits, seasons 1 & 2 of Covert Affairs plus Hannibal and Defiance when they air. The deal also gives them the non-exclusive right to Smash, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Alphas along with Curious George, Land Before Time and Hunger Games for the younger audience.

“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Amazon by adding great NBCUniversal content to Prime Instant Video,” said Frances Manfredi, President, NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution, in a press release. “With Amazon, we’re giving our established viewers a chance to catch-up on what they missed while simultaneously reaching and engaging new audiences who may not have seen these great series on their premiering networks.”

All of the shows that this deal adds along with the rest of the over 40,000 television shows & movies that Amazon’s are available to customers over their Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, WII, Xbox, televisions and several other devices. Other than the streaming video service, for the $79/year price tag member of the Prime network will also be able to get free 2-day shipping on hundreds of item available for purchase through Amazon. Kindle owners will also have access to the Kindle lending library where they will be able to borrow select books for free with no due date.

 

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