Amazon, Fox Sign Streaming Deal26 Sep, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Agreement ups Amazon Prime’s streaming content nearly 20% to 11,000 titles, including 20th Century Fox catalog movies and TV shows
Amazon Sept. 26 said it signed a deal with 20th Century Fox that allows its Amazon Prime loyalty members to stream for free a wide selection of the studio’s catalog movies and TV shows beginning this fall.
Movies include Speed, Mrs. Doubtfire, Doctor Dolittle, The Last of the Mohicans and Office Space, as well as classics such as The Longest Day, All About Eve, 9 to 5 and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. TV series include “24,” “The X-Files,” “NYPD Blue,” “Arrested Development,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Ally McBeal” and newly available “The Wonder Years.”
“Since the launch of Prime instant videos in February, we have more than doubled the library to 11,000 titles and will continue to add more of our customers’ favorite movies and TV shows to Prime instant videos,” said Steve Oliver, director of video at Amazon.com, in a statement.
Amazon Prime — widely considered the biggest streaming competitor to Netflix Instant Watch — is the ecommerce behemoth’s $79 membership loyalty program that also enables subscribers to receive next-day shipping on myriad purchases, including DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and BD players.