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Amazon Prime Makes Exclusive Multi-Year Deal to Stream HBO Classic Series

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 23, 2014 at 1:10PM

Amazon and Netflix are in an intense race for premium content. Now Amazon.com Inc. has nabbed HBO. People have speculated about when and how HBO would make its wealth of programming available to consumers on a wider basis separate from its bundled arrangement with the cable companies.
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Paula Malcomson in "Deadwood"
Paula Malcomson in "Deadwood"

Beginning May 21, Amazon Prime members will have unlimited streaming access to:


-          All seasons of revered classics such as The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome and Six Feet Under, and of recent favorites such as Eastbound & Down, Enlightened and Flight of the Conchords


-          Epic miniseries, including Angels in America, Band of Brothers, John Adams, The Pacific and Parade’s End


-          Select seasons of current series such as Boardwalk Empire, Treme and True Blood


-          Hit original movies like Game Change, Too Big To Fail and You Don’t Know Jack


-          Pedigreed documentaries including the Autopsy and Iceman series, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib and When the Levees Broke


-          Hilarious original comedy specials from Lewis Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis CK and Bill Maher

Already available on Amazon Prime Instant Video are PBS series "Downton Abbey" and "Mr. Selfridge," CBS's "Under the Dome" and "Extant," Fox's "24," Warner Bros.' "Veronica Mars," BBC America's "Orphan Black," FX's "The Americans" and "Justified," and more. Prime Instant Video also offers kids shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., including "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Dora the Explorer," "Team Umizoomi," "Blue’s Clues," and "The Bubble Guppies." Airing now, Amazon’s first original series "Alpha House" and "Betas" can be found exclusively on Prime Instant Video as well. To sign up for Amazon Prime Instant Video, visit 

Amazon Prime members can access will episodes on compatible Amazon Instant Video devices, including Fire TV, Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation and the Wii. Prime Instant Video is the only U.S. online subscription streaming service that enables offline viewing—on a plane, on vacation, and anywhere else where you may not have Wi-Fi. Customers can download tens of thousands of Prime Instant Video titles to their new Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HDX.


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