Agreement adds more than 800 library episodes to Prime instant
video collection including hit ABC TV shows such as "Grey's Anatomy" and
recent favorite "Lost"
SEATTLE, Oct 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon.com today announced a new licensing agreement with Disney-ABC
Television Group that will allow Amazon Prime members to instantly
stream a broad selection of library content from ABC Studios, Disney
Channel, ABC Family and Marvel. The agreement was brokered by Disney-ABC
Domestic Television with Amazon.
Popular Disney-ABC Television Group offerings for Prime members will
Prior seasons of current ABC hit series "Grey's Anatomy"
All episodes of recent ABC favorite "Lost"
Prior seasons of Disney Channel's popular animated series "Phineas &
Prior seasons of ABC Family's groundbreaking series "The Secret Life
of the American Teenager," including the most recently aired episodes
from summer 2011
Prior seasons of Marvel's animated shows "Spider-Man," "X-Men
Evolution," "Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers" and "Iron Man: Extremis"
All episodes of ABC Family's "Greek"
All episodes of "Felicity" from ABC Studios
Amazon Prime members can watch these TV shows on over 300 different
devices, including the recently announced Kindle Fire--the Kindle for
movies, TV shows, music, magazines, apps, books, games, and more. Kindle
Fire customers enjoy a free month of Amazon Prime right out of the box.
"We are excited to add some of the very best content available from
Disney-ABC to Prime instant video," said Brad Beale, director of video
content acquisition for Amazon. "This includes every episode of past
seasons from the ABC hits Lost and Grey's Anatomy, fan favorites like
Felicity and Greek, the popular Disney Channel show Phineas & Ferb and
great animated series from Marvel. We're working hard to add even more
selection for Kindle Fire customers and Prime members leading up to the
holidays, and expect to have nearly 13,000 titles available in Prime
instant video by early next year."
About Prime Instant Video
Prime instant video is a benefit for paid Amazon Prime members. Prime
members get unlimited, commercial-free, instant access to nearly 13,000
movies and TV shows at no additional cost. Since the launch of Prime
instant videos, Amazon has secured licensing deals from partners such as
CBS, Fox, PBS, NBCUniversal, Sony, Warner Bros. and many more.
About Amazon Instant Video
For customers who are not Prime members, or who are looking to instantly
purchase or rent movies and TV shows, Amazon offers Amazon Instant
Video. Amazon Instant Video is a streaming video service that provides
more than 100,000 titles including new release movies, TV shows the day
after they air, as well as contemporary and classic videos in SD and HD.
Customers can instantly watch movies and TV shows from Amazon Instant
Video or Prime instant video on a Mac, PC or directly on a TV with any
of the 300 compatible devices, including the new Kindle Fire.
Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $79 a year that
includes access to Prime instant videos as well as unlimited Free
Two-Day Shipping on millions of items including books, home and garden
products, electronics, video games, clothing, and much more. Customers
who receive free Prime shipping benefits through our Amazon Student and
Amazon Mom programs can upgrade to an annual paid membership to receive
Amazon Prime's digital benefits.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
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& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. The new latest generation Kindle is the lightest, most
compact Kindle ever and features the same 6-inch, most advanced
electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in bright
sunlight. Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an
easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages,
search, shop, and take notes - still with all the benefits of the most
advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch 3G is the top of the line
e-reader and offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch,
with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle Fire is the
Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games and
web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud,
Whispersync, Amazon Silk (Amazon's new revolutionary cloud-accelerated
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ABOUT THE DISNEY/ABC TELEVISION GROUP
The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company's
(NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned
television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses.
This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations
Group, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and SOAPnet,
as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution.
The Radio Disney network, Hyperion publishing, and the Company's equity
interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group's portfolio of
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly
from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to
competition, management of growth, new products, services and
technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international
expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center
optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and
strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption,
inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More
information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's
financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual
Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.
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