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Amazon.com inks another deal with PBS, this time for rights to ‘Mr. Selfridge’

Amazon.com inked another streaming deal with PBS today, gaining exclusive rights to “Mr. Selfridge,” starring Jeremy Piven. The first season of the show is available on Amazon Prime Instant Video starting Wednesday. PBS and Amazon.com have already reached similar streaming deals in the past, with the most recent coming this past June to bring past seasons of NOVA, Masterpiece and Ken… Read More

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Amazon: No, we won’t release entire TV seasons all at once like Netflix

Netflix has recently been dropping entire season’s worth of episodes all at once — Arrested Development, House of Cards — allowing people to engage in “binge viewing.” Amazon isn’t following suit. While the Seattle online giant released all 14 pilots of its original comedy and children’s series at the same time when seeking customer feedback, the company won’t be using the… Read More

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Amazon inks deal with NBCUniversal to stream Grimm, Smash, Curious George

Amazon signed yet another streaming deal today, this time inking a content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal to stream a bevy of shows exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video. 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… Read More

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Amazon inks another licensing deal to stream HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel

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… Read More

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Amazon debuts Cloud Player app for iPad, iPad Mini

Already available on the iPhone and iPod touch, today Amazon launched its free Cloud Player app for the iPad and iPad mini. “Our goal is to make Cloud Player the most widely compatible cloud playback solution available, giving our customers the ability to buy their music once and enjoy it everywhere,” Steve Boom, VP of Digital… Read More

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Amazon inks deal with Sony to stream FX shows ‘Justified,’ and ‘The Shield’

Another day, another streaming deal for Amazon. The Seattle online giant just 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.” Episodes will be available online for Amazon Prime subscribers and others can watch episodes for $1.99 each…. Read More

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Revamped Nielsen ratings may include Xbox video viewing

Big changes could be coming soon to Nielsen’s TV rating system to include video viewing statistics from devices like the Xbox, PlayStation and iPad. According to sources who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, a committee of TV network and advertising reps have plans to change the rating system to include data from streaming devices that… Read More

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Amazon inks deal with CBS to stream ‘Under The Dome’

The content licensing agreements just keep on rolling in for Amazon, as the Seattle online giant just announced another exclusive subscription deal today with CBS. Amazon will become the exclusive provider for Under the Dome, an upcoming series based on Stephen King’s 2009 novel. The show will debut on CBS on June 24 and episodes will be replayed… Read More

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‘Redbox Instant’ streaming video service on the way

It’s official: Verizon and Redbox parent company Coinstar will enter the streaming media world and battle Netflix, Amazon and the rest of the digital video market for customers. Bloomberg reports that Redbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture initially announced earlier this year, will be available between late November and mid-December. The video service will… Read More