Amazon Prime Adds TNT Dramas to Its CatalogBy: Josh Wolford - December 17, 2012
Amazon has just announced a new licensing agreement with Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros to bring two popular cable dramas to their Prime Instant Video catalog.
Starting today, Amazon Prime members will be able to watch all current episodes of the two TNT dramas The Closer and Falling Skies.
“We are pleased to offer Falling Skies to Amazon Prime members,” said Deborah K. Bradley, Senior Vice President of Program Acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting. “Subscription-on-demand services continue to grow in the consumer marketplace, and this deal represents a way to help expand our viewership from TV Everywhere and introduce a wider audience to this hit series.”
TNT’s The Closer was crowned the #1 show on basic cable five times, and Falling Skies was also popular over the summer, hitting #1 in some demographics. Users will have access to all 109 episodes of The Closer and the first two seasons of Falling Skies, which just ended season two back in August. The deal also covers future seasons of Falling Skies, the next of which will debut in 2013.
“Today’s agreements with TNT and Warner Bros. Domestic TV add two great TV series to Prime Instant Video,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Falling Skies and The Closer are some of Turner’s most-watched and highly talked about series and we’re happy to offer them exclusively for Prime members to enjoy. Amazon Prime just got even better.”
Amazon boasts that their Prime Instant Video catalog currently has over 30,000 movies and TV episodes. Amazon just recently launched their Instant Video app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, so you can now watch there TNT dramas on your smaller iDevices.