Amazon Prime Now Serving Food Network, Travel Channel ShowsBy: Josh Wolford - February 28, 2013
Amazon has just announced a new content licensing agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive that brings a ton of popular cooking, travel, and do-it-yourself programming to Prime Instant Video.
The deal will bring shows from five different Scripps networks: HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel.
This means that starting today, Prime members can stream Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day; Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations; Cupcake Wars; Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives; House Hunters and House Hunters International; Iron Chef America; Man v. Food; Selling New York and Selling LA; Throwdown With Bobby Flay; Chopped; Ghost Adventures; Yard Crashers, and more for free.
Amazon notes that this is the first online-only subscription distribution deal for Scripps.
“The Scripps family of networks – including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel – airs some of the highest-quality and most popular unscripted lifestyle programming on TV today,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We are excited to be the exclusive online-only subscription home for Scripps content and know our customers are going to love getting these great shows as part of Prime.”
Amazon has been snatching up content as of late. Earlier this week they announced that Prime Instant Video will now be the exclusive online home of FX’s hit series Justified. And earlier this month Amazon nabbed the exclusive rights to both Downton Abbey and the upcoming CBS drama Under the Dome.