Shows like Covert Affairs, Grimm and Suits are available today, while Hannibal and Defiance will be released later this year. Through Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, shows like Curious George and Land Before Time will also be available for kids and parents.
Today’s deal continues what’s been a constant flow of licensing agreements for Amazon. Back in February, the Seattle retail giant signed a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment for the rights to exclusively stream the popular FX show “Justified,” as well as the nonexclusive rights for “The Shield.”
Then, Amazon claimed the rights to stream CBS’s new show ‘Under The Dome,‘ marking the first time the company had exclusive streaming rights for a show that’s still in-season. That news came just days after Amazon announced it purchased exclusive streaming rights to the popular PBS series ”Downton Abbey.”
Amazon continues to push forward in its streaming battle with Hulu and Netflix, who has its own popular exclusive original series “House of Cards.” Amazon is currently testing out its first original TV show pilots, which have been well-received.
Amazon now offers more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes to Prime members. Prime membership costs $79 per year, which comes with free-two day shipping on millions of items.
Previously on GeekWire: Amazon inks deal with CBS to stream ‘Under The Dome’