Amazon Prime Instant Video Adds Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, and More through NBCUniversal Deal

By: Josh Wolford - August 24, 2012

So say we all.

Amazon is a busy little bee when it comes to adding content to their streaming platform, Prime Instant Video. Earlier this week, they announced that ESPN’s acclaimed docu-series 30 for 30 was coming to Prime Instant Video along with other sports-related programming. And now, an expanded licensing agreement with NBCUniversal will bring hundreds of additional episodes of popular TV shows to the service.

The expanded deal will bring previous seasons of shows like Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, and many more to Prime Instant Video.

“We are excited to be working with NBCUniversal to add their award-winning lineup of TV shows such as Parks and Recreation and Friday Night Lights to Prime Instant Video,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We continue to invest heavily in our content selection for Prime members, and have now reached over 22,000 movies and TV episodes available instantly with unlimited streaming.”

And a hint of more to come?

“We are thrilled to have several of our iconic programs available to subscribers of Amazon Prime, a service focused on the best possible consumer experience,” said Frances Manfredi, President, Cable & New Media Distribution for NBCUniversal. “We look forward to further expanding NBCU’s content offering available to Prime subscribers in the near future.”

This deal makes it a big year in terms of content for Amazon Prime. Earlier, Amazon inked deals with Discovery Communications, MGM, and Warner Bros.

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