Amazon Adds More CBS/Showtime Shows with Expanded Licensing AgreementBy: Josh Wolford - January 29, 2014
Amazon and CBS have just renewed and expanded upon an existing content licensing deal that will see Amazon Prime Instant Video keep much of their current CBS/Showtime content and also add a few new titles.
New titles now hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video include Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Penn & Teller, and Vegas.
“We are very pleased to continue expanding our partnership with Amazon,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Licensing Offer for CBS Corporation. “CBS content is clearly a great match with Prime Instant Video’s growing user base, including The Good Wife being the service’s #1 show this past fourth quarter, as well as strong viewership of Under The Dome over the summer. We look forward to Under The Dome Season 2 this summer, along with Extant, and all that we will continue to do to provide great programming to our mutual customers.”
Earlier this month, Amazon announced that their Prime Instant Video service would be the exclusive streaming home for the upcoming CBS series, Extant, starring Hale Berry.
The show, a “mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space,” will hit Amazon Prime just 4 days after it airs on CBS. This is the same deal that Amazon has with another CBS summer hit, Under The Dome.
Amazon is not only adding more outside content to their streaming platform, but they are pushing more original pilots as well. This includes a new series called Hand of God, starring Ron Perlman, a seres based on sci-fi heroine Barbarella, and a dramatic series from The X-Files‘ Chris Carter.
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