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Amazon Prime Now Serving Food Network, Travel Channel Shows

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Amazon Prime Now Serving Food Network, Travel Channel Shows
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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.

Amazon Prime Now Serving Food Network, Travel Channel Shows
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  • JimmyMackey

    Is that what’ they’re calling it now; “scripted lifestyle TV?” I call it entertainment. I love the Food Network but it isn’t really the kind of TV I think of when I want to spend an afternoon watching something entertaining. I have those shows as a go to on my DISH TV service but I also get great shows and movies on my DISH Blockbuster @Home on my Hopper DVR. That way I can invite my friends at my DISH office and we can have a Downtown Abbey marathon or watch the latest movie streaming to my TV. That way I get more out of my TV service and instant gratification with streaming anything I want too.