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In case you weren't paying attention over the weekend, Netflix lost a plum deal with EPIX a few days ago. But don't worry, because Amazon is all too happy to pick up the torch and run with it.
Amazon has announced a new Prime Instant Video agreement with EPIX, which beefs up the e-tailer's movie and TV show content to more than 25,000 titles. The new deal will bring Hollywood heavyweights like The Avengers, Iron Man 2, The Hunger Games, Super 8 and Thor to the $79 per year Prime service.
Amazon is not being shy about letting the world know that it now has "agreements with every major Hollywood studio" over the last 12 months since the Kindle Fire was announced, and today's news of a "multi-year licensing agreement in the U.S." will certainly be another blow to rival Netflix.
In fact, with an Amazon announcement coming this Thursday, the timing couldn't be worse for Netflix, who just lost the exact same EPIX content mere days ago.
“We are excited to be working with Amazon and to bring our compelling content to Amazon Prime and Kindle Fire customers,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “This partnership is yet another great example of EPIX’s ability to broaden our reach through a digital platform, underscoring the incredible value of the EPIX content offering.”
Amazon Prime costs $79 per year and also nets subscribers free two-day shipping on most items purchased from the website along with free streaming access to more than 25,000 movie and TV show episodes.
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