Amazon said its Prime service will now have more than 11,000 movies and TV shows this fall and Amazon inked a content licensing deal with Fox to bolster its streaming content library. Amazon has been aggressively pushing its media partnerships in recent months, signing deals with both CBS and NBC Universal in July to offer video content to Prime subscribers and before announcing it would partner with 11,000 libraries to offer a Kindle lending service and offer magazine subscriptions………………..
Online retail behemoth Amazon announced it has signed a deal with US broadcasting and film company Fox to add over 11,000 TV shows and films to its Amazon Instant Video streaming service, providing Prime subscribers with the ability to watch new content completely free of charge. The agreement will add 2,000 titles to Amazon Prime’s library, a big boost for the streaming service. The titles will include popular TV shows Arrested Development, 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files and The Wonder Years and films included in the deal are Mrs. Doubtfire, 9 to 5 and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos made the announcement on the Amazon.com Web site Monday. In the statement, Bezos said “adding Fox will bring the total to more than 11,000 movies and TV shows available for unlimited instant streaming.” Amazon launched the $79-a-year Prime service in February, it had a catalog of about 5,000 titled. It later added additional content through licensing deals with CBS, NBC Universal, Sony and Warner Bros. Customers who are not Prime subscribers can rent or purchase movies and TV shows through Amazon’s Instant Video stream service, at prices that start at $3.99 for new releases. Amazon looks to have been aggressively pursuing media deals ahead of what looks to be the unveiling of its own Android-powered tablet devices on September 28 and Amazon is tipped to introduce its tablet at a loss-leading price to penetrate the market. In below you will find CEO Jeff Bezos’s statement:
I have big news for Amazon Prime members – we’ve just signed a deal with FOX to add a broad selection of movies and TV shows to our unlimited instant streaming service later this fall. The new additions from the FOX library include 24, Arrested Development, The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and – available on digital video for the first time – The Wonder Years. We now have deals with CBS, NBCUniversal, Sony, and Warner Bros, and adding FOX will bring the total to more than 11,000 movies and TV shows available for unlimited instant streaming.
Since launching earlier this year, we have now doubled the number of titles available in Prime instant videos, and there’s still more to come. Prime membership remains $79 a year, and of course features our unlimited free two-day shipping on millions of products. Prime is one of the best values anywhere.
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