Amazon adds The Closer, Falling Skies to Prime Instant Video
Michelle Clancy | 18-12-2012
Amazon.com has snagged an exclusive content licensing agreement with Turner Broadcasting System, and Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution to add Falling Skies and The Closer to its Prime Instant Video catalogue.
Fans will be able to access all seven seasons of the Warner Bros Television-produced TNT series The Closer and current as well as future seasons of the TNT drama series Falling Skies on Prime Instant Video.
"Subscription-on-demand services continue to grow in the consumer marketplace, and this deal represents a way to help expand our viewership from TV Everywhere and introduce a wider audience to this hit series," said Deborah Bradley, senior vice president of programme acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting.
Prime Instant Video now features more than 30,000 movies and TV episodes for Amazon Prime members to stream instantly on Kindle Fire HD or any compatible Amazon Instant Video devices, including iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation and the Wii U.
Falling Skies, from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, ranked this year as basic cable's No 1 summer drama with key demos and tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader.
The Closer is the only show in basic cable history to rank No 1 for five consecutive years. Emmy-winner Kyra Sedgwick stars as Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, whose impeccable investigative and interrogation skills have resulted in countless confessions and convictions.
"[The] agreements with TNT and Warner Bros add two great TV series to Prime Instant Video," said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. "Falling Skies and The Closer are some of Turner's most-watched and highly talked about series and we're happy to offer them exclusively for Prime members to enjoy. Amazon Prime just got even better."