Amazon Inks Deal with NBCUniversal to Deliver More of Your Favorite Shows Via Amazon Prime Instant Video

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News Posted: Fri, Aug 24 2012 3:05 PM
Today, there’s one more small reason to ditch satellite or cable; Amazon has agreed to a distribution deal with NBCUniversal Cable and New Media Distribution that will bring a host of popular shows to Amazon Prime Instant Video. Now, Amazon Prime subscribers can stream hundreds more programs, including Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Parks and Recreation, and more.

According to Amazon, this deal brings the total number of available films and television episodes available to Prime members to over 22,000; this is in addition to the approximately 120,000 titles available to non-Prime Instant Video customers.

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You can stream content from Amazon to any number of devices, including (deep breath now) the iPad, Kindle Fire, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Roku players, TiVo, and a slew of TVs and set-top boxes from LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio.

Online content providers have a ways to go before their value completely supplants traditional pay TV models--live sporting events is often the poison keeping consumers hooked cable, for example--but today’s announcements is a small step in the right direction.
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Erakith replied on Fri, Aug 24 2012 3:43 PM

More speculation towards Kindle smartphone incoming..

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Ill ditch tv in its entirety when i get/win a gaming pc.

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JOMA replied on Sat, Aug 25 2012 9:22 AM

Haven't tried any of the streaming services other than Netflix at a friends house. Don't yet have anything that can stream content. No smart TV or BluRay player. At some point it would be interesting to have but right now with our cable TV bill I don't have the money to add another service.

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AKnudson replied on Sat, Aug 25 2012 4:25 PM

The fight to get NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and so on, onto a wirelessly transmitted platform has been like the cold war.

The Cable companies holding onto Sports like a crumbling soviet Russia holding onto whatever dignity superpower held in retirement. Sports are going to make it onto some form of online broadcast eventually and everyone will pick it up, it doesn't matter if it costs loads more money it is going to happen and cable tv will fade and die.

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Aug 26 2012 12:17 AM

Comcast owns NBC anyway so now there content also goes through Amazon.

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CKr replied on Sun, Aug 26 2012 9:58 PM

Great !

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