Amazon Prime Gets Exclusive Streaming Rights to Three New CBS Series1 Oct, 2015 By: Stephanie Prange
Amazon and CBS Corp. Oct. 1 announced a new multiyear, multi-series agreement to make Prime Video the exclusive subscription streaming service for three new CBS summer series through 2018. Prime members will have unlimited access to episodes of the series just four days after their initial broadcast.
The first new series included in the deal will be next summer’s “BrainDead,” a comic thriller about aliens in D.C. from the producers of “The Good Wife.”
“Prime members have loved having access to series like ‘Under the Dome’ and ‘Extant’ just four days after broadcast, and we’re excited to continue to offer in-season availability of more great CBS summer series over the next three years,” said Brad Beale, Amazon VP of digital video content acquisition.
Amazon and CBS have also extended and expanded a deal for more CBS and Showtime series on Prime Video. Programming includes “Medium,” “The Tudors,” “The L Word,” the original “Twin Peaks” series, “America's Next Top Model,” “I Love Lucy,” “Penn & Teller,” “The Amazing Race,” “MacGyver,” “Brotherhood” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” as well as CBS Films including the Golden Globe-nominated Inside Llewyn Davis and Pride, among others.