Amazon and HBO announced a content licensing agreement that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for select HBO programming.
Starting May 21, Amazon Prime members will have unlimited streaming access to “The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Wire,” “Big Love,” “Deadwood,” “Eastbound & Down,” “Family Tree,” “Enlightened,” “Treme,” early seasons of “Boardwalk Empire” and “True Blood,” and the miniseries “Band of Brothers,” “John Adams,” and more. Seasons of “Girls,” “The Newsroom” and “Veep” will also become available throughout the multiyear deal.
In addition, HBO GO will soon become available on Fire TV, Amazon’s streaming TV device.
This is the first time HBO programming has been licensed to an online-only subscription streaming service. This programming will remain available on all HBO platforms, including HBO Go, HBO’s authenticated streaming service offering access to over 1,700 titles.
Amazon also announced recent content exclusives for Prime customers including deals with Twentieth Century Fox, Tribeca Film, BBC AMERICA, MTV and FX.
“HBO has produced some of the most groundbreaking, beloved and award-winning shows in television history, with more than 115 Emmys amongst the assortment of shows coming to Prime members next month,” said Brad Beale, director of content acquisition for Amazon. “HBO original content is some of the most-popular across Amazon Instant Video — our customers love watching these shows. Now Prime members can enjoy a collection of great HBO shows on an unlimited basis, at no additional cost to their Prime membership.”
“Amazon has built a wonderful service — we are excited to have our programming made available to their vast customer base and believe the exposure will create new HBO subscribers,” said Charles Schreger, president of programming sales for HBO.