Hit TV Series, Including The Office, Heroes, and 30 Rock, as Well as All New Fall NBC Series Available on Amazon.com's Digital Download ServiceSEATTLE, Wash. & ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sep 04, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and NBC Universal today announced that a
wealth of quality TV content from NBC Universal is now available on
Amazon Unbox (http://unbox.amazon.com), Amazon.com's digital video
download service. Amazon Unbox and NBC Universal are offering
customers a variety of content packages, including up to 30 percent
off when purchasing full seasons of their favorite TV series.
Popular NBC shows now available on Amazon Unbox include the
Emmy(R) Award-winning series The Office, the critically acclaimed
drama Heroes, and Emmy(R)-nominated comedy 30 Rock. Beginning on
September 10, Amazon Unbox customers can download for free -- in
advance of their network premieres -- the pilot episodes of NBC's new
shows Bionic Woman, Chuck, Journeyman and Life. New episodes will be
available on Amazon Unbox the day after they air on TV.
Amazon Unbox has offered movies from Universal Pictures, Rogue
Pictures and Focus Features since September 2006. Offerings include
new releases such as Smokin' Aces and Hot Fuzz; classics such as
Psycho and National Lampoon's Animal House; and later this year
Knocked Up and Evan Almighty.
"With the addition of NBC Universal TV content to Amazon Unbox,
fans now have the ultimate convenience for enjoying their favorite
shows whenever or wherever they want," said Jean-Briac Perrette,
President, NBC Universal Digital Distribution. "This further expands
our longstanding relationship to bring a robust content offering to
the marketplace in a variety of ways that will benefit the consumer
and, at the same time, protects our content."
"We are excited to bring NBC Universal shows like the
award-winning The Office, 30 Rock and Battlestar Galactica to our
Amazon Unbox customers," said Bill Carr, Amazon.com Vice President for
Digital Music and Video. "Our customers can now enjoy their favorite
NBC Universal shows either on their personal computer or on their TV
through the Amazon Unbox on TiVo service."
NBC Universal's networks include USA Network, SCI FI Channel,
Bravo, Telemundo, mun2, NBC Sports, and NBC News. Examples of shows
now available on Amazon Unbox from these networks include USA
Network's Emmy(R)- and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning Monk, SCI FI
Channel's Emmy-nominated Battlestar Galactica, Bravo's
Emmy(R)-nominated Top Chef, Telemundo's El Cuerpo De Deseo, and mun2's
popular The Chicas Project. Additional shows and episodes from NBC
Universal's networks will be added to Amazon Unbox regularly.
These NBC Universal shows are part of a growing selection on
Amazon Unbox that includes over 10,000 television shows, movies and
other video content for rent or purchase. With the fall television
season about to start, customers can now catch up or stay current with
their favorite NBC Universal shows by watching them on their PC, on
portable video players, or on their TV through the Amazon Unbox on
TiVo service. Shows are available to purchase the day after they air
on TV and complete seasons may be purchased as soon as the season
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 health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food,
sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs,
electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including
www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp,
www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and www.joyo.com.
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms
include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries and affiliates, unless
the context indicates otherwise.
Amazon Forward-Looking Statement
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, significant amount of indebtedness,
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 Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and all
About NBC Universal Digital Distribution
NBC Universal Digital Distribution, a division of NBC Universal,
drives the company's development of digital content and distribution
in the areas of digital business development and sales, digital
platforms and wireless products. NBC Universal Digital Distribution
manages product strategy and development for NBCU's content efforts by
deploying it across multiple digital platforms, including mobile,
Internet portals, wireless carriers, emerging digital companies and
nontraditional customers. In addition, NBCU Digital Distribution
spearheads the company's development of industry-leading technologies
such as interactive television, on demand, electronic sell-through and
IPTV. NBCU Digital Distribution also directs and manages the company's
cable investments, including A&E, The History Channel, History Channel
International, The Biography Channel and the Sundance Channel.
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