Amazon Prime Instant Video has signed a multi-year agreement with Epix, a move that will bring top new releases and classic movies to Amazon’s online video service. Epix is a partnership between Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and Lionsgate. The project will bring such box office hits as The Avengers, Iron Man 2, The Hunger Games, Super 8, Thor and more.
Before the deal was agreed upon Amazon Prime was already dealing up more than 25,000 TV episode and movies to TVs, iPads, gaming consoles, Blu-Ray players and various other deviecs.
Amazon currently offers a free 30-day trial of the Amazon Prime system which includes free 2-day air shipping on Amazon purchased goods.
Along with the deal Amazon will gain access to original programming from the company including Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell and Usher: Live from London.
Amazon Vice President of Video and Music Bill Car says of the deal:
“We are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to expand the Prime Instant Video library for our customers. We have now more than doubled this selection of movies and TV episodes to over 25,000 titles in just under a year. We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers such popular EPIX titles, many of which were just recently in theaters. We can tell from the data that our customers love watching movies on Prime Instant Video. We think customers will really enjoy watching new titles like The Avengers, Iron Man 2 and The Hunger Games on their Kindle Fire, PlayStation 3, Xbox, iPad or any of the other of the Amazon Instant Video compatible devices.”
Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX adds:
“We are excited to be working with Amazon and to bring our compelling content to Amazon Prime and Kindle Fire customers. 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.”
Epix has been a big target for content delivery companies including Apple which began courting the company back in April 2012.
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