Amazon Adds Hundreds Of Award-Winning TV Shows to Amazon Prime With NBC Agreement

Posted on Aug 24 2012 - 10:00pm by Brad Ward

With Nexus 7 proving to be quite the competitor against the Kindle Fire, the Fire is going to need every advantage possible, especially if they decide to create a successor. Amazon just announced today that they will be adding hundreds of popular TV episodes from NBC for the Kindle Fire owners with an expanded Prime Instant Video agreement with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution. Included in this expanded video content is shows like Friday Night Lights, Parks and Recreation, Heroes and Battlestar Galactica.

We mine as well throw out TV’s out now, shouldn’t we? This new agreement could be the advantage that the Kindle Fire was looking for, though I am not entirely sure it’ll be a game changing decision with the whole Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire competition. Here’s some things that Amazon had to say about this:

“We are excited to be working with NBCUniversal to add their award-winning lineup of TV shows such as Parks and Recreation and Friday Night Lights to Prime Instant Video,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We continue to invest heavily in our content selection for Prime members, and have now reached over 22,000 movies and TV episodes available instantly with unlimited streaming.”

“We are thrilled to have several of our iconic programs available to subscribers of Amazon Prime, a service focused on the best possible consumer experience,” said Frances Manfredi, President, Cable & New Media Distribution for NBCUniversal. “We look forward to further expanding NBCU’s content offering available to Prime subscribers in the near future.”

All that said, is anyone looking forward to these new episodes on the Kindle Fire? While it might be hard to watch on a 7 inch tablet, its a pretty nice new feature coming to Amazon Prime subscribers. Maybe NBC will be doing similar licensing deals with Google in the future too? Surely they know they’ll be able to bank off of this even though the airing of it on TV already makes them hundreds of thousands of dollars.

source: Talk Android

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Residing in Eastern Michigan, Brad is a lover of all-things Android. Technology has always been a fascination for Brad, which has led to an interesting in writing. His first phone was the Motorola Atrix 2. He currently works at The Droid Guy and enjoys gaming, weightlifting, reading, creating ideas and watching start ups.

  • beancube

    Amazon and B&N should aggressively lower their devices prices to push more publishing products then those publishing products will help pushing their back end infrastructures to extend even to walkie talkie, on line shipments and massive social networks.

  • Mark

    How is this game changing? Fire now has the ability to let you watch NBC shows with Prime… It already had Hulu plus which, at this point, is a far better list of shows (NBC included). Is there more to this that I’m missing?

  • Brad

    It’s not game-changing per-say. Google’s Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire are competing to be the top “cheap” tablet in the market, so to speak. Amazon Instant Video features are, as far as I know, exclusive to the Kindle Fire. That said, the Nexus 7 does not have the Instant Video.

    I guess it really depends on what your interests are. If you’re looking for TV, the Kindle Fire might be something to go with. If you’re looking for performance, the Nexus 7 might be something to go with. It’s more of the fact that both companies are trying to give you more bang for your buck when trying to compete against each other.