At this point, it feels like we’re reporting on a new Amazon licensing deal every day. The Seattle online giant announced another streaming deal today, this time with Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI).
The SNI family of networks includes HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. That means Amazon Prime members will be able to stream episodes from those channels and even purchase and download them from Amazon Instant Video. It also marks the first-ever online-only subscription deal for SNI.
Two days ago, Amazon 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.”
Earlier this month, Amazon claimed the rights to stream CBS’s new show ‘Under The Dome,‘ marking the first time the company will have 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 Netflix, who recently premiered its own, exclusive original series “House of Cards.”
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Previously on GeekWire: Amazon inks deal with CBS to stream ‘Under The Dome’
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