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HBO originals for Amazon

April 23, 2014

sopranoAmazon’s Prime subscription service will stream a selection of HBO series, mini-series and original movies as part of its new licensing deal.

The deal, the first time that licensed HBO content has been available online outside of its own HBO Go service for subscribers, allows Amazon to stream a library of shows older than three years.

Amazon Prime members will have access to shows like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire,” and mini-series like “Band of Brothers” and “Angels in America”. Some seasons of current series, like “True Blood,” will also be available.

It excludes certain shows, like “Sex and the City” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which are subject to other licensing deals. It also excludes the roster of studio movies that HBO offers subscribers.

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