BBC America seals exclusive Prime Instant Video deal for Orphan Black

Editor | 08-03-2014

Realising further success with one of the surprise hits of 2013 on both sides of the Atlantic, BBC Worldwide North America has closed an exclusive online-only subscription home content licensing agreement with Amazon for Orphan Black.

The Prime Instant Video service will have sole streaming rights to both the first and future seasons of the intriguing dramatic thriller for which season two begins on 19 April.

Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC America and Bell Media's Space and is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide North America. For her performance in season one, lead actor Tatiana Maslany was awarded the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, and a Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance for her work in the series.

On Prime Instant Video, Orphan Black joins other illustrious series available on an exclusive online-only subscription basis. These include Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, The Americans, Under the Dome, Extant, Veronica Mars, Justified, Falling Skies, Grimm, Workaholics, Suits and Covert Affairs.

"Orphan Black is exactly the type of smart, suspenseful TV show that our customers love to binge on," said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. "It's easy to see why Tatiana Maslany was nominated for a Golden Globe. We're excited to offer the first and future seasons exclusively to Prime members at no additional cost."

"Prime Instant Video continues to be a great platform for viewers to enjoy our content, and we're very pleased to make it the exclusive online streaming provider for every season of Orphan Black, starting with Season One," said Matt Forde, EVP Sales & Co-Productions for BBC Worldwide North America. "Temple Street Productions along with Graeme Manson and John Fawcett have created an addictive, edge-of-your-seat series and now is the perfect time for subscribers to get on board and catch up on Season One before the series returns to BBC America in April."