Amazon and HBO Announce Multi-Year Deal
Posted on April 23, 2014
Amazon.com and HBO have announced a multi-year deal. As part of the deal Amazon will make some older HBO series available for unlimited streaming to Amazon Prime members starting May 21. Some of the programs include The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome, Band of Brothers and John Adams. Select seasons of current series, such as Boardwalk Empire and True Blood will also be available.
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. HBO original content is some of the most-popular across Amazon Instant Video - our customers love watching these shows. Now Prime members can enjoy a collection of great HBO shows on an unlimited basis, at no additional cost to their Prime membership."
The deal also includes the availability of HBO Go on Fire TV, Amazon's recently launched streaming black box. HBO Go will launch on Fire TV by the end of the year according to the companies.
Re/code reports that Amazon paid over $300 million to HBO for a three-year term.