Amazon Prime Scores Warner Bros. Titles


SEATTLE:  A licensing deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution brings Fringe, The West Wing and a number of other shows to the Prime Instant Video streaming service.

The deal also includes Dark Blue, Alcatraz and The Whole Truth, among others. This summer, Fringe and The West Wing will be available exclusively on Prime Instant Video. Amazon has more than 18,000 titles in its Prime Instant Videos catalogue, accessible to Prime subscribers on Kindle Fire and a number of other devices.

"Since launching Prime Instant Video, we’ve continued to expand both the quantity and quality of video content for our Prime members,” said Brad Beale, the director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. “Bringing Fringe and The West Wing—two shows with a devoted fan base—to Prime Instant Video first, is another way for us to add value for Prime members and to continue to give customers content they love.”

Ken Werner, the president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, added, “We are thrilled to count Amazon as a digital distribution outlet for our television group. As more and more television content is enjoyed by fans across a myriad of subscription channels and platforms and on numerous devices from televisions to tablets, deals such as this give consumers the opportunity to discover, catch-up, or simply enjoy a favorite series again and again.”