Amazon Adds Thousands of Titles to Prime Instant Video through EPIX DealBy: Josh Wolford - September 4, 2012
Another week, another announcement from Amazon that they’ve beefed up the content offerings on their Prime Instant video service.
Today the company has announced an agreement with EPIX, the premium on-demand service that’s a joint venture between Viacom (Paramount), MGM, and Lionsgate. This deal will bring the total amount of movies and TV episodes available on the service to well over 25,000. Amazon says that’s double the titles available when they launched the Kindle Fire last September.
Here are some of the movies that are coming along with the EPIX deal:
The Avengers, Iron Man 2, The Hunger Games, Transformers Dark of the Moon, Thor, Rango, Kick Ass, Paranormal Activity 2, True Grit, The Lincoln Lawyer, and Justin Bieber Never Say Never. The EPIX deal will also bring original content like Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell and Usher: Live from London.
“We are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to expand the Prime Instant Video library for our customers. We have now more than doubled this selection of movies and TV episodes to over 25,000 titles in just under a year,” said Bill Carr, Vice President of Video and Music at Amazon. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers such popular EPIX titles, many of which were just recently in theaters. We can tell from the data that our customers love watching movies on Prime Instant Video. We think customers will really enjoy watching new titles like The Avengers, Iron Man 2 and The Hunger Games on their Kindle Fire, PlayStation 3, Xbox, iPad or any of the other of the Amazon Instant Video compatible devices.”
In the last couple of weeks, Amazon has announced deals with ESPN and NBCUniversal that will bring content like the 30 for 30 docu-series as well as TV dramas like Battlestar Galactica and Heroes to the streaming library.
And just last week, Amazon dropped some promotional figures for the Prime Instant Video service. One of those statistics said that there we just over 22,000 Prime streaming titles available to subscribers. That means that this EPIX deal boosted the available content by at least a few thousand titles.