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Amazon strikes movie streaming deal with Universal, adds 'Fear and Loathing' to free shipping

Amazon strikes movie streaming deal with Universal, adds 'Fear and Loathing' to free shipping
Brian Heater
Brian Heater|July 28, 2011 12:47 PM
Amazon today is talking up its new deal with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution, which will make a number of Universal movies available to Prime subscribers at no added fee. The list of movies includes the likes of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Being John Malkovich, and Fletch. The announcement follows a similar partnership with CBS, which was made public last week. Press release after the break, Malkovich, Malkovich.
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Deal Will Allow Amazon Prime Members to Stream Select Universal Pictures Films

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced a licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution that will allow Amazon Prime members to stream select Universal Pictures movies through Prime Instant Video. This deal with Amazon will bring the total number of Prime instant videos to more than 9,000 movies and TV shows this summer.

Amazon Prime customers will be able to instantly watch popular Universal movies at no additional cost to their membership. Universal titles available to Prime customers will include Oscar winners such as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Elizabeth," and "Gosford Park." For the kids, there's "Babe," "Flipper," and "Jetsons - The Movie," as well as other favorites like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Notting Hill," "Being John Malkovich", "Fletch," and "Billy Elliott."

"We are very excited to offer Prime members popular Universal films at no additional cost," said Cameron Janes, director of Amazon Instant Video. "Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video."

Amazon Instant Video is a streaming video service that offers customers more than 90,000 movies and TV shows available to purchase or rent, and with this Universal content included, will offer more than 9,000 movies and TV shows included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership. Customers can instantly watch movies and TV shows from Amazon on a Mac, PC or directly on TV with any of the 300 compatible devices.
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