Amazon Instant Video is Getting Select HBO Programming Starting May 21

Amazon Instant Video is Getting Select HBO Programming Starting May 21

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Amazon has announced a content licensing agreement with HBO that gives Amazon Prime customers access to older HBO programming.

The collection includes shows such as The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound & Down, Family Tree, Enlightened, Treme, early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, as well as mini-series like Band of Brothers, John Adams and more. Previous seasons of other HBO shows, such as Girls, The Newsroom and Veep will become available over the course of the multi-year agreement, approximately three years after airing on HBO.

The first wave of content will arrive on Prime Instant Video May 21. This is the first time that HBO programming has been licensed to an online-only subscription streaming service. The programming will remain on all HBO platforms.

In addition, HBO GO will become available on Fire TV, targeting a launch by year-end. HBO GO is HBO’s authenticated streaming service offering subscribers instant access to over 1,700 titles online including every episode of new and classic HBO series, as well as HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries, specials and a wide selection of blockbuster movies.

“As owners of our original programming, we have always sought to capitalize on that investment. Given our longstanding relationship with Amazon, we couldn’t think of a better partner to entrust with this valuable collection,” said Glenn Whitehead, Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, who along with Schreger headed up HBO’s negotiating team. “We’re also excited to bring HBO GO to Amazon’s Fire TV. The features like unified voice search will provide a compelling experience for HBO customers.”

You can download Amazon Instant Video from the App Store for free.

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Amazon Instant Video is Getting Select HBO Programming Starting May 21

By year end?!?!?!! - April 23, 2014 at 3:19pm
HBO Go on Fire TV by year end!?! Too little and waaay too late. Fire TV just lost a lot of potential sales.