Amazon Prime to become exclusive home for Justified
Parent Category: News | 27-02-2013
Amazon.com Inc has announced a content licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television, making Prime Instant Video the exclusive US online subscription home to the FX Network western crime drama Justified.
In addition, Prime Instant Video will add the inner-city Los Angeles crime drama The Shield to its catalogue.
Justified has been one of the most watched shows on Amazon Instant Video, where customers can purchase and download episodes for $1.99 each, and will now be available to Prime members at no additional cost.
"Justified and The Shield are two fan-favourites on Amazon," said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. "We're consistently looking for ways to make Prime even better – and one of the ways we're doing that is adding shows like these that we know customers love. Prime members have tens of thousands of episodes of their favourite series like Downton Abbey, Falling Skies, and now Justified and The Shield, to enjoy on hundreds of devices, at no additional cost."
"We have a great relationship with Amazon and we're excited to give fans more opportunities to view these two great dramas," said John Weiser, president of US distribution for Sony Pictures Television. "We know Amazon's Prime Instant Video service is the ideal platform for viewers to see their favourite episodes of these critically acclaimed series and to also open the show up to new audiences who we know will quickly get hooked on them."
Earlier this month, Amazon and CBS announced an extension of their non-exclusive licensing agreement, including the subscription debuts of The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss, as well as a deal that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription home for the anticipated series Under the Dome this summer. Amazon also recently announced that Prime Instant Video will soon become the exclusive online subscription home for PBS hit Downton Abbey.
Prime Instant Video offers more than 37,000 movies and TV episodes for Amazon Prime members to stream at no additional cost.