Amazon, CBS Expand Content Deal to Bring More Shows to Prime Instant VideoBy: Josh Wolford - February 13, 2013
Amazon and CBS have just announced an expanded content agreement that will see even more of the network’s programming become available on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service (Amazon and CBS already have a deal for some of the network’s catalog).
The new, expanded deal will see CBS and Showtime content like America’s Next Top Model, Everybody Loves Raymond, Jericho, The L Word, Undercover Boss, United States of Tara, and more hit Prime Instant Video.
“CBS was one of our earliest content partners for Prime Instant Video and our Prime customers have consistently told us how much they love having access to great CBS and Showtime shows,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Adding a wider selection of great TV series, while extending our already popular selection of CBS programming, continues to make Prime an even better deal for customers – and we love that.”
This announcement comes on the heels of another one involving Amazon and CBS. Earlier this week we learned that Amazon Prime had snatched up the rights to stream CBS’ upcoming show Under the Dome, exclusively, as it airs (4 days after original airing). Under the Dome is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name It centers on a small New England town that is suddenly cut off from the rest of the world by an giant, transparent dome. It’s being produced by Steve Spielberg’s Amblin Television and will premiere on CBS on June 24th.
Amazon also recently made a move to steal PBS’ Downton Abbey (past, present, and future episodes) away from Netflix and Hulu.