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Amazon Gets 'Prime' Paramount Movies

23 May, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Amazon May 23 said it signed a three-year agreement with Paramount Home Media Distribution that allows its Prime loyalty members to stream hundreds of movies on connected devices.

Paramount titles to stream through the service include Mission: Impossible 3, Braveheart, Forrest Gump, Mean Girls, Nacho Libre, Clueless, Top Gun, The Italian Job, Star Trek, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Truman Show, among others.

Amazon said its $79 annual Prime membership, which allows for two-day shipping on most items, now offers more than 17,000 movies and TV episodes for streaming on PlayStation 3; connected Vizio, LG and Panasonic televisions; Roku media players; and assorted connected Blu-ray Disc players, among others.

“We are continuing to invest in building a vast selection for Prime Instant Video and … bring Prime customers some of the most renowned and popular films in cinema history under this new agreement with Paramount,” said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon.

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