Amazon Scores CBS’s Salvation


Amazon Prime Video has secured a deal to serve as the exclusive U.S. premium subscription home for CBS’s upcoming summer series Salvation.

The show, about a tech superstar and an MIT grad student who alert the Pentagon to an asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth, premieres on CBS July 12. Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to stream and download episodes four days after the initial telecast. The deal for Salvation mirrors CBS’s pacts with Amazon for previous summer event series Under the Dome and Extant.

“The CBS/Amazon relationship for original summer programming has been very successful, and we’re excited to build on it with Salvation,” said Scott Koondel, chief corporate licensing officer at CBS Corporation. “It continues to be a great business model for year-round programming on the network, as well as exclusive content for Amazon Video subscribers.”

“Prime members have enjoyed streaming entertaining CBS summer series like Under the Dome and Extant only four days after their broadcast on CBS,” said Brad Beale, Amazon’s VP of worldwide television licensing. “We are excited to add CBS’ new series Salvation to Prime Video, giving customers even more great content to watch this summer.”

CBS has also previously clinched deals with Amazon for shows such as The Good Wife, Blue Bloods and Star Trek.