Disney-ABC deal for Amazon
October 31, 2011
Amazon.com has announced a new licensing agreement with Disney-ABC Television Group that will allow Amazon Prime members to stream instantly a broad selection of library content from ABC Studios, Disney Channel, ABC Family and Marvel. The agreement was brokered by Disney-ABC Domestic Television with Amazon. The news follows a similar deal between online rival Netflix and Disney ABC.
Popular Disney-ABC Television Group offerings for Prime members will include: Prior seasons of current ABC hit series Grey’s Anatomy, All episodes of Lost, Prior seasons of Disney Channel’s animated series Phineas & Ferb, Prior seasons of ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager, including the most recently aired episodes from summer 2011; Prior seasons of Marvel’s animated shows Spider-Man, X-Men Evolution, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers and Iron Man: Extremis; All episodes of ABC Family’s Greek, and all episodes of Felicity from ABC Studios.
Amazon Prime members can watch these TV shows on over 300 different devices, including the recently announced Kindle Fire – the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, magazines, apps, books, games, and more. Kindle Fire customers enjoy a free month of Amazon Prime right out of the box.
Brad Beale, director of video content acquisition for Amazon said the company was working hard to add even more selection for Kindle Fire customers and Prime members leading up to the holidays, and expected to have nearly 13,000 titles available in Prime instant video by early 2012.
Amazon has struck similar licensing deals with partners such as CBS, Fox, PBS, NBCUniversal, Sony and Warner Bros.