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CBS, Amazon ink deeper TV Everywhere accord

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 2:40pm
Mike Robuck

CBS and Amazon have announced an expanded content licensing agreement that serves up classic series and hit TV shows from CBS Television Distribution and Showtime Networks to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service.

The additional content, which includes “America’s Next Top Model,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Undercover Boss,” is available for streaming at no additional cost to Amazon Prime subscribers.

“We’re very pleased to extend our relationship with Amazon and their Prime Instant Video service,” said Scott Koondel, chief corporate licensing officer for CBS Corporation. “Clearly the appetite for CBS programming continues to be very healthy, and we look forward to continuing to reach and establish new fans through Amazon’s terrific platform.”

Popular franchises, such as “Star Trek,” and “I Love Lucy,” are also available for viewing on Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U devices.

“CBS was one of our earliest content partners for Prime Instant Video and our Prime customers have consistently told us how much they love having access to great CBS and Showtime shows,” said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. “Adding a wider selection of great TV series, while extending our already popular selection of CBS programming, continues to make Prime an even better deal for customers – and we love that.”

Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service recently announced it would be the exclusive online subscription home for the CBS summer series “Under the Dome,” which is produced by Steven Spielberg and based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name.

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