By Evan DeSimone
Amazon scored a victory in the content wars today with the announcement that it has secured streaming rights for all six seasons of “Sex And The City,” the iconic 1990s HBO series credited with revolutionizing television aimed at women.
As streaming providers vie for both original and licensed content, “Sex and the City” is one of the last iconic legacy shows to make its digital debut. The series follows Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon), as they navigate love, friendship and relationships in New York City.
“’Sex and the City’ became one of the most popular shows on TV over its six season run, and we are excited today to give our Prime members access to every episode to watch anytime, anywhere as part of their membership,” said Michael Paull, VP of digital video at Amazon.
The news comes at a time when Amazon is celebrating Emmys wins for its original content and and bowing fresh original series, but the addition of a marquee name like “Sex and the City” to the Amazon catalog is likely to draw even more eyes to the streamer.