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Amazon Adds Glee and Sons of Anarchy to Prime Instant Video
Prime Members can now enjoy the popular FOX and FX series Glee and Sons of Anarchy
SEATTLE–Dec. 9, 2011– (NASDAQ: AMZN) Amazon.com, Inc. today announced an extended licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution that will bring the popular FOX and FX television shows, Glee and Sons of Anarchy, to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service.
Prime members can now enjoy seasons one and two of the Fox musical phenomenon, Glee, as well as the first two seasons of the critically acclaimed FX drama, Sons of Anarchy. Additionally, season three of the popular biker saga will become available to Prime members starting on Christmas Day.
Future seasons of each show will also be available on Prime Instant Video. Prime members can watch these great shows, along with nearly 13,000 Prime Instant Videos, on an Amazon Instant Video-compatible device, or the new Kindle Fire.
“We are excited to add Glee and Sons of Anarchy to Prime Instant Video just in time for the holidays,” said Brad Beale, director of video content acquisition for Amazon. “Both series are very popular with our customers, and we’re sure new viewers, as well as the shows’ passionate fans, will enjoy watching previous episodes of both series from the very beginning.”
About Prime Instant Video
Prime instant video is a benefit for paid Amazon Prime members. Prime members get unlimited, commercial-free, instant access to nearly 13,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost. Since the launch of Prime instant videos, Amazon has secured licensing deals from studios such as CBS, Fox, NBCUniversal, Sony, Warner Bros., PBS, ABC-Disney and many more.
About Amazon Instant Video
For customers who are not Prime members, or who are looking to instantly purchase or rent movies and TV shows, Amazon offers Amazon Instant Video. Amazon Instant Video is a streaming video service that provides more than 100,000 titles including new release movies, TV shows the day after they air, as well as contemporary and classic videos in SD and HD. Customers can instantly watch movies and TV shows from Amazon Instant Video or Prime instant video on a Mac, PC or directly on a TV with any of the 300 compatible devices.
Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $79 a year that offers customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items including books, home and garden products, electronics, video games, clothing, and much more. Amazon Prime members also get access to unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows and access to thousands of books to borrow for free from a Kindle device, as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. Customers who receive free Prime shipping benefits through our Amazon Student or Amazon Mom programs can upgrade to an annual paid membership to receive Amazon Prime’s digital benefits.
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