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HBO signs streaming deal with Amazon

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

HBO has inked a deal with Amazon to bring HBO fans their favorite shows on the Amazon Prime Instant Video service.

HBO is now giving Amazon Prime members unlimited streaming access to shows like Deadwood and The Sopranos. This is the first time that HBO has licensed its content to a streaming service and has yet to make deals with others like Hulu and Netflix. All of the content is at least three years old.

Brad Beale, Director of Content Acquisition for Amazon, said in a statement, “HBO has produced some of the most groundbreaking, beloved and award-winning shows in television history, with more than 115 Emmys amongst the assortment of shows coming to Prime members next month.”

Top rated HBO series, Game of Thrones will not be making it to Amazon Prime this season, according to Entertainment Weekly. Other cable networks have picked up HBO program like Sex and the City, Entourage, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Those deals will keep these shows off the Amazon Prime list for this year.

Six Feet Under and other HBO programs will be made available on Amazon Prime on May 21.

 
 

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