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Amazon strikes gold and will exclusively offer older HBO content free with Prime

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Apr 2014 17:47 User comments (4)

Amazon strikes gold and will exclusively offer older HBO content free with Prime Amazon has announced a blockbuster deal today with original programming king HBO in which Amazon will offer older content for free via its Prime streaming catalog starting May 21st.
The move marks the first time the premium cable channel has licensed its programming to a third party. The company currently allows subscribers to watch content via their own HBO Go streaming app.

Most notably for Amazon, the deal is exclusive and leaves rival Netflix out in the cold. The deal does not include any current seasons or episodes from shows that ended within the last three years. A few other older hits (like Sex and the City) are also excluded because they are currently under contract for syndication deals with cable TV networks.

Included in the deal are past hits like "The Sopranos," "The Wire" and the first seasons of current hits like "True Blood." "Game of Thrones" fans will have to wait a little bit longer.

For fans that purchased Amazon's Fire TV streaming set-top box, there was also some good news, as the HBO Go app will finally make its way to the device in the coming months.

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4 user comments

123.4.2014 19:35

This coming RIGHT AFTER Amazon's announcement of increasing their Prime/streaming price.

Coincidence?................I think not!

Except I and many others just don't care about premium cable (HBO, Max, Showtime) programming.....EVER.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Apr 2014 @ 19:38

224.4.2014 9:56

No OZ? My opinion, best show ever from HBO

324.4.2014 10:32

Quote:
The deal does not include any current seasons or episodes from shows that ended within the last three years
I think if a shows older than a year it should be free to watch considering its aired on tv it should be free to watch anyway on the tv stations website.

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424.4.2014 13:26

Originally posted by Ryberg360:
No OZ? My opinion, best show ever from HBO
OZ was my favorite too......right after Stargate came out on Showtime and then sold to SyFy.

But that was a long time ago. Current programming I don't really engage in.

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