Amazon Prime, Miramax Ink Streaming Deal10 Jul, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Amazon reportedly has signed a streaming deal with Miramax for its Prime Instant Video service.
The agreement — which hasn’t officially been announced — would allow Prime members unlimited streaming access to Miramax’s well-marketed catalog of movies, including Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Life Is Beautiful, The English Patient, Kill Bill, Amélie, Reservoir Dogs and Trainspotting, among others, according to Variety, which first reported the transaction.
Amazon Prime is the ecommerce behemoth’s $79 annual shipping membership program, which includes unlimited streaming access to more than 41,000 movies and TV episodes.
Amazon’s LoveFilm Instant and Miramax currently have a streaming agreement covering the United Kingdom and Germany.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the new deal impacts or supplants a similar SVOD agreement between Miramax and Netflix struck in 2011.
A Netflix spokesperson wasn’t immediately available for comment.
Miramax has several home entertainment deals in place involving its catalog of more than 700 titles, including a packaged media agreement with Lionsgate.
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