Amazon Adds Viacom Shows, Expands Streaming Selection
Look out Netflix, while you’re worried about HBO, Amazon’s building up its streaming library.
Amazon announced today it has signed a licensing agreement with Viacom that will bring the entertainment conglomerate’s shows to Amazon’s Prime video service. Amazon will receive series and other video from Viacom’s Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and BET outlets, the company said in a statement.
“This deal will bring the total number of Prime Instant Videos to more than 15,000,” Amazon wrote.
This is hitting Netflix where it hurts. Amazon continues to build up the number of titles available for streaming as Netflix’s subscribers continue to complain about the company’s poor streaming selection.
Amazon continues to add value to it’s Prime membership service. For less than what Netflix charges, you get unlimited streaming, free shipping and access to a huge selection of Kindle books. No other company can match this selection of services or beat Amazon’s pricing for them. Prime was already a great deal before they added video streaming. Netflix would be wise to pay attention.