Amazon.com, Inc. today announced the highly-anticipated arrival of the first wave of HBO programming on Prime Instant Video. Prime members in the US now have access to a collection of popular HBO shows, including critically-acclaimed classics and recent hits, original films, comedy specials and miniseries. The following titles are now available to Prime members for unlimited streaming, making Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription streaming service to offer these shows:
* 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
* Select seasons of current series such as True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and Treme
* Epic miniseries, including Band of Brothers, The Pacific, John Adams, Parade's End and Angels in America
* Hit original movies like Mary and Martha, Temple Grandin and You Don't Know Jack
* Hilarious original comedy specials from Louis CK, Ellen DeGeneres, Lewis Black and Bill Maher
* Pedigreed documentaries including When the Levees Broke, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib and the Autopsy and Iceman series
"We're thrilled to deliver this collection of groundbreaking, beloved content from HBO to Amazon Prime members for unlimited streaming at no additional cost," said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. "Given the number of customers who purchase these titles from Amazon, we know how much customers love these shows. We are excited to bring them to Prime members - we think they are going to love them, whether they are experiencing them for the first time or re-discovering them from the beginning."
Amazon's exclusive licensing agreement with HBO will continue to add more shows to Prime Instant Video in coming years, bringing new seasons of current series as well as early seasons of other current shows like Girls, The Newsroom and Veep to Prime members over the life of the deal. Those who are not already members of Amazon Prime can sign up at www.amazon.com/primeinstantvideo.
In addition, HBO GO will become available on Amazon Fire TV later this year. Amazon Fire TV is the best way to enjoy unlimited access to over 40,000 Prime Instant Video movies and TV episodes on HDTV, including Amazon exclusives like Downton Abbey, Justified, and Under the Dome. Amazon Fire TV also offers easy and instant access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and much more. Meet Amazon Fire TV at www.amazon.com/FireTV.