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New Amazon deal brings Fringe, The West Wing and more to Prime Instant Video

July 20th, 2012

Amazon (AMZN) on Friday announced a new partnership with Warner Brothers (TWX) that will bring new content to its Prime Instant Video library. The new licensing agreement adds shows such as The West Wing and Fringe to the retail giant’s popular streaming service. “Since launching Prime Instant Video, we’ve continued to expand both the quantity …

Amazon to offer Prime customers hundreds of classic MGM movies and TV shows

June 13th, 2012

Amazon on Wednesday announced a new licensing agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that will see hundreds of classic movies and TV shows added to the company’s Prime Instant Video catalog. The service, which is available for $79 per year and offers customers free two-day shipping, is now home to more than 18,000 instantly streamed movies and TV …

Amazon Prime customers will soon gain access to Paramount films

May 24th, 2012

Amazon on Wednesday announced that it has reached a licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures that will enable Prime Instant Video customers in the U.S. to stream hundreds of new hit movies over the next three years. The service, which is available for $79 a year and offers customers free two-day shipping, now features more than …

Amazon said to be inflating streaming library size [updated]

April 13th, 2012

Online retail giant Amazon is said to be stretching the truth regarding the size of its streaming content library when reporting numbers to the public. According to a report from Fast Company, the “17,000 movies and television shows” Amazon claims to offer Amazon Prime customers is inflated by roughly 10 times. Amazon Prime members have …

Online movie streaming in U.S. to top DVDs for the first time in 2012

March 26th, 2012

Online movie streaming in the United States is expected to top both DVD and Blu-ray use for the first time ever in 2012, according to a study from IHS Screen Digest. The study suggests that in 2012, Americans will legally stream 3.4 billion movies online — twice the 1.4 billion streamed in 2011 — while DVD and …

Amazon reportedly working on original TV content

March 7th, 2012

As Amazon continues to expand its business into new areas, the company reportedly plans to follow Netflix’s lead and introduce original TV content in the future. Rumors suggesting the Seattle-based retail giant was planning an entrance into the original programming game first surfaced last month, and now Forbes reports that a recent hire at Amazon …

Amazon announces content agreement with Viacom for Kindle Fire, Prime customers

February 8th, 2012

Amazon on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a new agreement with Viacom to provide a larger selection of television content to its Kindle Fire and Amazon Prime customers. Under the deal, Amazon’s customers will have access to episodes of The Real World, Chapelle’s Show and the The Sarah Silverman Program from Comedy Central, …

Google said to be prepping Amazon Prime-like delivery service

December 2nd, 2011

Google is reportedly in talks with retailers in an effort to create a subscription-based expedited delivery service that will compete directly with Amazon Prime. Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported that Google has contacted a number of retailers in an effort to provide unlimited speedy deliveries to members …

Amazon intros Kindle book lending for Prime members

November 3rd, 2011

Just ahead of the release of Amazon’s highly anticipated Kindle Fire tablet, the company has added a new perk for Amazon Prime subscribers that could be the icing on the cake for future Fire owners. Beginning immediately, all Kindle eBook readers and the Kindle Fire tablet will have access to what Amazon has dubbed Kindle …