Today, Amazon and EPIX announced a multi-year licensing
agreement in the U.S., which will add thousands of new
releases, classic library titles and original programs to
Prime Instant Video.
The deal, announced on Tuesday, will mean that Prime
Instant Video subscribers can have access to movies from
Epix studio partners - Viacom's Paramount Pictures,
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and Lions Gate Entertainment
The agreement comes as Epix 2010 deal with Netflix, which
pays $200 million a year for the rights to stream movies to
its U.S. customers expires in September.
The agreement doubles the number of titles available to
more than 25,000 movies.
Prime Instant Video offers Prime members access to more
than 25,000 movies and TV episodes to instantly stream and
enjoy at no additional cost on Kindle Fire or any of the
hundreds of compatible devices, including Roku, Xbox 360,
PlayStation 3 gaming console and the newest addition, iPad.