|Amazon.com Helps TV Fans Discover More Content with New TV Show Stores|
Customers can browse and shop in stores dedicated to their favorite shows and view episodes on Amazon Video On Demand
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 17, 2008--With television fans gearing up for the new fall season, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the launch of a new TV shows destination with 500 new stores devoted to customer favorite TV series and kids' programming (www.amazon.com/yourfavoriteshowstore). As a convenient, one-stop destination for all things related to a particular TV show, the stores will help customers: learn more about the shows they love through video clips; find new favorite shows through summaries and bonus cast interview videos; and view episodes from Amazon Video On Demand (www.amazon.com/vod), Amazon's digital video service where customers can now instantly watch ad-free TV shows and movies on their computers.
Throughout the fall, Amazon Video On Demand will feature various free episodes from a selection of prime-time shows, which will include a number of shows available for free prior to television broadcast, "catch up episodes," free shows during their first week of broadcast, and more. Customers can sign up for a Season Pass to keep up with every episode of their favorite shows for the entire season, and watch these episodes anytime using the new "Your Video Library" feature.
"The way people watch TV has changed dramatically in recent years," said Peter Faricy, vice president of TV/movies and music for Amazon.com. "To adapt to this changing landscape and better meet our customers' needs, Amazon has created products like Video On Demand and TV show-dedicated stores to help our customers discover even more about the programs they love, and watch those shows wherever and whenever they choose. Amazon will continue to expand its offerings not only as a shopping destination but also as a platform where customers can come to experience and enjoy entertainment."
Among the 500 newly launched TV dedicated stores are fan favorites
TV fans will soon be able to come to the Amazon TV show stores to find TV schedules that will inform them when to tune in, customer discussion boards that will allow them to debate the latest storylines, and more.
Fans getting ready for television's biggest awards night can check out the Amazon Primetime Emmy(R) Central Store (www.amazon.com/emmycentral). Customers can browse videos from nominated shows, check out fun facts about the award show, view red carpet photos and, on the night of the award show (Sept. 21), read Emmy night coverage from Amazon's expert TV editors on the Armchair Commentary blog (www.armchaircommentary.com).
To browse the full selection of Amazon TV Show stores, visit www.amazon.com/yourfavoriteshowstore. To check out Amazon's Video On Demand selection of free pre-airdate and post-broadcast TV show episodes, visit www.amazon.com/videoondemand.
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