Disney/ABC has licensed their content to Amazon for the first time. It was reported around the internet today that Disney/ABC and Netflix had re-upped their content deal to stream Disney/ABC tv shows and movies to Netflix customers. Now it appears that Amazon will have that same content just in time for their Kindle Fire launch this month (it is November now)
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The exact terms of the deal were not revealed however Digital Trends reports that the Amazon deal is far less lucrative. In fact Netflix will get Desperate Housewives and Private Practice, while it appears Amazon will not. Also Digital Trends is reporting that current show seasons will be available to Netflix customers 30 days after the last episode airs, and apparently Amazon customers will have to wait longer.
Amazon customers, via Amazon Prime Video, will get access to: Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Felicity, The Greek, Secret Life, Phineas and Ferb, and many many more. Including this deal with Disney/ABC, and recent deals with Fox and CBS, Amazon is on target to have over 13,000 streaming titles by early 2012.
Amazon’s streaming video site is part of their Amazon Prime club. Amazon Prime costs $79 annually and gives users access to the Amazon Prime streaming media library every month for a year and unlimited plays. In addition Prime members enjoy free 2 day shipping on anything Amazon carries along with fixed rate low cost overnight shipping. In fact customers that order a couple of things a month save what they’d pay for a Prime membership.
source: Digital Trends/Yahoo