NBC Universal and Amazon have signed a new deal that will bring four of NBC’s best dramas to the video service starting this year. Here are the details and timelines that were announced today.
The new exclusive offerings from NBC will add four drama series from NBC, USA Network and Syfy. This of course means great news for Amazon Prime members but spells trouble for Netflix. Amazon Prime already offers terrific deals on shipping and cloud-storage and other features, but the Amazon Instant Video that is included in Amazon Prime is one of the services major selling points.
Now with the NBC Universal deal customers can watch earlier seasons of “Grimm,” and “Suits” from USA starting today. “Hannibal” will launch later this year on the service and the hit series “Defiance,” will be made available in early 2014. Prime Instant Video will also add past seasons of NBC’s “Smash” and “Alphas”. The deal also includes “Eureka” and “Warehouse 13″. For the parents out there, “Curious George” and “Land Before Time,” will both be made available in the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited content service.
“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Amazon by adding great NBCUniversal content to Prime Instant Video,” said Frances Manfredi, prexy of NBCU Cable & New Media Distribution. “With Amazon, we’re giving our established viewers a chance to catch-up on what they missed while simultaneously reaching and engaging new audiences who may not have seen these great series on their premiering networks.”
You can find more information on Amazon Prime and its services on Amazon’s official website below.
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