Monday, October 31, 2011

Amazon Prime adds new streaming content, from ABC/Disney, for Kindle Fire

Amazon adds NEW library content to PRIME from ABC Studios, Disney Channel, ABC Family...

Finishing vacation today, without much access to WiFi at all.

  The first new person I met opened up a small case to take a note, and I saw she had a... Kindle :-)
  Peeking in and will pass on an Amazon announcement for those who don't get them - as this is another set of streaming video that will be available for the Kindle Fire.

Here's the announcement. Will do some regular blogging later tonight.
' SEATTLE, Oct 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- today announced a new licensing agreement with Disney-ABC Television Group that will allow Amazon Prime members to instantly stream 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.

Popular Disney-ABC Television Group offerings for Prime members will include:

    * Prior seasons of current ABC hit series "Grey's Anatomy"
    * All episodes of recent ABC favorite "Lost"
    * Prior seasons of Disney Channel's popular animated series "Phineas & Ferb"
    * Prior seasons of ABC Family's groundbreaking series "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"
    * 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.

"We are excited to add some of the very best content available from Disney-ABC to Prime instant video," said Brad Beale, director of video content acquisition for Amazon. "This includes every episode of past seasons from the ABC hits Lost and Grey's Anatomy, fan favorites like Felicity and Greek, the popular Disney Channel show Phineas & Ferb and great animated series from Marvel. We're working hard to add even more selection for Kindle Fire customers and Prime members leading up to the holidays, and expect to have nearly 13,000 titles available in Prime instant video by early next year."

About Prime Instant Video

Prime instant video is a benefit for paid Amazon Prime members. Prime members get unlimited, commercial-free, instant access to nearly 13,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost. Since the launch of Prime instant videos, Amazon has secured licensing deals from partners such as CBS, Fox, PBS, NBCUniversal, Sony, Warner Bros. and many more.

About Amazon Instant Video

For customers who are not Prime members, or who are looking to instantly purchase or rent movies and TV shows, Amazon offers Amazon Instant Video. Amazon Instant Video is a streaming video service that provides more than 100,000 titles including new release movies, TV shows the day after they air, as well as contemporary and classic videos in SD and HD. Customers can instantly watch movies and TV shows from Amazon Instant Video or Prime instant video on a Mac, PC or directly on a TV with any of the 300 compatible devices, including the new Kindle Fire.

About Prime

Amazon Prime is the annual membership program for $79 a year that includes access to Prime instant videos as well as unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items including books, home and garden products, electronics, video games, clothing, and much more.

Customers who receive free Prime shipping benefits through the Amazon Student and Amazon Mom programs can upgrade to an annual paid membership to receive Amazon Prime's digital benefits.  '

  Basically, all these added videos will be streamable at no added cost for those on a regular Prime membership.  The Kindle Fire will be one way to view them on an affordable portable device.

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