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Epix signs content deal with Amazon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Sep 2012 21:21 User comments (1)

Epix signs content deal with Amazon Pay cable channel Epix has signed a new digital content deal with Amazon, breaking the current exclusive agreement the channel has with Netflix.
With the deal, movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM will be made available via Amazon Prime alongside the existing 25,000 movies and TV episodes already in the catalog.

A few of the most notable films are recent hits like 'The Avengers,' 'Hunger Games,' the latest 'Transformers' and 'Super 8.'

Films that are immediately available are hits like 'Warrior,' 'Rango,' and 'Iron Man 2.' In total, 2,000 movies from EPIX will be coming to Prime Instant Video this year.

Amazon Prime costs $79 per year and gives Amazon users free two-day shipping on most items and discounted 1-day or overnight shipping, as well.

Because the exclusivity is now gone, analysts expect Netflix to pay as much as $200 million less annually than they currently do.

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1 user comment

15.9.2012 11:37

Hhm, somebody else is unhappy with their Netflix subscription...

Speaking to which, either Netflix is either going to lose even more content, thus bolstering an even crappier service, or their picking up another distributor which inevitably cause their prices to rise.

Either way, given the last sentence of the article, if they're saving money it's highly unlikely the consumer will see the benefits.


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