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Tribeca Film and Amazon Bring Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film—The Broken Circle Breakdown—to Prime Instant Video for Exclusive Subscription Debut

Prime members can discover a heartbreaking drama from Belgium, set to a backdrop of American bluegrass, just in time for the Academy Awards on March 2

Deal also brings top 2013 documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs and other notable Tribeca Film titles to Prime Instant Video

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2014-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com, Inc. today announced a content licensing agreement with Tribeca Film that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming of Academy Award-nominated foreign language film The Broken Circle Breakdown, as well as several other acclaimed documentary and feature films. The Broken Circle Breakdown, directed by Felix van Groeningen from Belgium, was theatrically released in the fall and is one of five nominees for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s 86th Academy Awards.

The licensing deal brings a long list of other Tribeca Film releases to Prime Instant Video, the majority of which are available now for instant streaming to Prime members. In addition to The Broken Circle Breakdown, they include How to Make Money Selling Drugs, a top 2013 documentary about the war on drugs, featuring Susan Sarandon, Arianna Huffington and Russell Simmons, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Sparrows Dance, and the animated children’s film Moon Man.

“The Academy has honored The Broken Circle Breakdown with a nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category and we are excited to bring this engaging film to Prime members,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We know the independent film category is a favorite among Amazon customers and this agreement with Tribeca Film will add even more high-quality films to Prime Instant Video.”

“Tribeca Film is pleased to deliver a large selection of diverse and quality independent films to Amazon Prime Instant Video customers. The Prime Instant Video platform is an ideal way for our films to be discovered by a highly targeted audience who we feel is looking for this type of content,” said Todd Green, GM of Tribeca Film.

Prime Instant Video Exclusives

Prime Instant Video is the exclusive online-only subscription home for PBS series Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge, FX drama The Americans, CBS summer blockbuster series Under the Dome and later this summer, Extant. Other hit TV series exclusives include Veronica Mars, Justified, Falling Skies, Grimm, Workaholics, Suits and Covert Affairs. Prime Instant Video also offers an exclusive collection of kids shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. that customers won’t find on any other online-only subscription service, including favorites like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Blue’s Clues, and The Bubble Guppies. Airing now, Amazon’s first original series Alpha House and Betas can be found exclusively on Prime Instant Video as well.

Customers can enjoy Prime Instant Videos on hundreds of compatible Amazon Instant Video devices including Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation and the Wii. Prime Instant Video is the only U.S. online subscription streaming service that enables offline viewing—on a plane, on vacation, and anywhere else where you may not have Wi-Fi. Customers can download tens of thousands of Prime Instant Videos to their new Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HDX.

About Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video is a digital video streaming and download service that offers Amazon customers the ability to rent, purchase or subscribe to a huge catalog of videos. Customers can choose from more than 150,000 titles to purchase or rent—movies range from new releases to classic favorites, and Amazon Instant Video offers major television shows, entire seasons, or even day after air TV. Prime Instant Video is Amazon’s video subscription offer—it includes tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes selected from the full assortment available at Amazon Instant Video.

About Amazon.com

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; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & 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. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

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About Tribeca Film

Tribeca Film is a comprehensive distribution label dedicated to acquiring and releasing independent films across multiple platforms, including theatrical, video-on-demand, digital, home video and television. It is an initiative from Tribeca Enterprises designed to provide new platforms for how film can be experienced, while supporting filmmakers and introducing audiences to films they might not otherwise see. Current and upcoming Tribeca Film releases include the Oscar® nominated and award-winning The Broken Circle Breakdown, Gotham award winner Beneath the Harvest Sky directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto, and David MacKenzie’s Starred Up.

Forward-Looking Statements

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 and data 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.

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