Amazon Inks Prime Deal with A+E Networks for Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, and MoreBy: Josh Wolford - January 4, 2013
Amazon has just announced another licensing agreement to bring more content to its Prime Instant Video service. This time it’s A+E Networks.
“In a year we have more than doubled the Prime Instant Video selection for our Prime members,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We remain focused on adding TV episodes and movies to Prime Instant Video that we think our customers will enjoy. A+E Networks has some of the most popular shows on television and we know our customers will love streaming the A+E content with Prime Instant Video.”
The A+E Networks deal will bring prior season of shows from channels like A&E, bio, History, and Lifetime – including the networks’ highest-rated programming like Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and Dance Moms.
Amazon boasts that their Prime Instant Video catalog (free with Amazon Prime subscription) now boasts over 33,000 titles.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Amazon inked a deal with Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros to bring two popular TNT drama to Prime Instant Video – The Closer and Falling Skies.
And a few months ago, Amazon made the biggest content acquisition in recent memory for Prime Instant Video when they made a deal with EPIX, a joint venture between major studios Viacom (Paramount), MGM, and Lionsgate. At the time, the claimed that brought their title count to over 25,000 – so Amazon Prime Instant Video has grown in over 8,000 titles in the past few months.