Amazon announces A+E agreement for Prime Instant Video

Editor | 05-01-2013

Striving to remain competitive in the cut-throat over the top (OTT) arena, Amazon has inked a content licensing agreement to add prior seasons of premium series from A+E Networks to its Prime Instant Video service.

Under the terms of the deal, the Disney-ABC Television and Hearst Corporation joint venture will supply Amazon with content such as A&E, bio, HISTORY and Lifetime. It will also bring to Prime customers television programming including Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and Dance Moms, which will also be available for purchase through Amazon Instant Video.

Content will be accessible on a range of connected devices supporting Prime Instant Video including Amazon’s own Kindle Fire plus iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the Wii U.

“In a year we have more than doubled the Prime Instant Video selection for our Prime members,” commented Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We remain focused on adding TV episodes and movies to Prime Instant Video that we think our customers will enjoy. A+E Networks has some of the most popular shows on television and we know our customers will love streaming the A+E content with Prime Instant Video.”