Prime members will have access to each episode of Mercy Street just
seven days after airing on PBS stations at no additional charge to their
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2016--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon and PBS today announced an in-season content
licensing agreement to make Prime Video the exclusive premium
subscription streaming home for the new PBS original series Mercy
Street, with each episode available to Prime members in the U.S.
seven days after broadcast on PBS stations. In addition, all customers
can today stream the first episode of the Civil War-era drama series on
Amazon Video at no cost, starting three days before its broadcast
premiere, via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices or mobile
devices, or online at www.amazon.com/amazonvideo. For
a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.
“Prime members love PBS period dramas like Downton Abbey and Mr.
Selfridge and fans of those great shows are going to really enjoy Mercy
Street,” said Brad Beale, Vice President of Digital Video Content
Acquisition for Amazon. “We are also excited to bring each episode of Mercy
Street to Prime Video only seven days after it broadcasts on PBS
stations. Prime members have valued having in-season access to shows
like Extant and Under the Dome and we’re thrilled to
provide even more in-season availability with PBS’ Mercy Street.”
“We’re thrilled to premiere Mercy Street on local PBS
stations, as it is a wonderful illustration of the high-quality dramatic
and historical programming that is a hallmark of our work,” said Beth
Hoppe, Chief Programming Officer and General Manager, General Audience
Programming, PBS. “This collaboration with Amazon showcases Mercy
Street to Prime Video members, bringing new fans to the series and
Executive produced by Ridley
Scott (The Martian, The Man in the High Castle), David
W. Zucker (The Good Wife, The Man in the High Castle), Lisa
Q. Wolfinger (Desperate Crossing, The Untold Story of the
Mayflower) and David
Zabel (ER), Mercy Street, set on the Civil War home front of
Virginia in the spring of 1862, follows the lives of two volunteer
nurses on opposite sides of the conflict; Mary Phinney (Mary
Elizabeth Winstead of The Returned and The Spectacular Now),
a staunch New England abolitionist, and Emma Green (Hannah
James of Winding Lane), a naive young Confederate belle.
Political persuasions open a window into a world where the unprecedented
medical demands create a chaotic atmosphere and challenge doctors,
nurses and patients in unimaginable ways, while the pressure of Union
occupation threatens to tear apart the Confederate family.
Based on both historical and composite characters, Mercy Street
also stars Josh
Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) as Dr. Jedediah Foster, Gary
Cole (Veep, The Good Wife) as James Green, Sr., Norbert
Leo Butz (Bloodline) as Dr. Byron Hale, Tara
Summers (You’re The Worst, Boston Legal) as nurse Anne
Gerety (Syriana, Charlie Wilson’s War) as Chief Surgeon
Alfred Summers, and Anna
Sophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries, The Bridge to Terebithia) as
The six-episode Civil War drama series premieres on PBS stations on
January 17, 2016, directly following Downton Abbey on
Masterpiece. Prime members can view episodes of Mercy Street seven
days after each episode airs via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected
devices and mobile devices, or online at www.amazon.com/primevideo.
Prime members can also download the series for offline viewing on
compatible iOS, Android and Fire devices at no additional cost.
Customers can find a list of Amazon Video compatible devices here: www.amazon.com/howtostream.
Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free
30-day trial at amazon.com/prime.
About Amazon Video
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movies and TV episodes, including award-winning Amazon Original Series,
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The entire range of selection can be instantly accessed through the
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For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.
Prime Video, included in Amazon Prime, enables Prime members to enjoy
binge-worthy TV shows including Amazon Original Series airing now such
as the multi-Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated series
Transparent, the multi-Golden Globe winning series from Roman
Coppola and Jason Schwartzman, Mozart in the Jungle,
the breakout hit The Man in the High Castle, based on Philip K.
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Connelly’s best-selling books, and the comedy created by and starring
Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe, in addition to HBO
favorites like The Sopranos, True Blood and Girls,
and popular primetime series including 24, Downton Abbey,
Extant, Falling Skies, Grimm, Hannibal, Justified, Orphan Black, Teen
Wolf, The Americans, and Under the Dome. Prime members
also have access to an exclusive collection of kids shows now airing
including Amazon Original Series’ Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s
Life on Normal Street and the Annecy, Annie and multi-Emmy
Award-winning Tumble Leaf, as well as popular shows
from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. including SpongeBob
SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, and
Blue’s Clues. Customers who are not already Prime members can
sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/primevideo.
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