Amazon and CBS Announce Content Licensing Agreement Including 'America's Next Top Model', 'Medium', 'Undercover Boss' & More

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February 13th, 2013

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Amazon Prime members now have more of their favorite CBS series to choose from for instant streaming, at no additional cost on hundreds of devices

New programming now available to Amazon Prime members includes America’s Next Top Model, Everybody Loves Raymond, Undercover Boss, United States Of Tara and more

NEW YORK and SEATTLE – February 12, 2012 — CBS Corporation and, Inc. today announced an expanded content licensing agreement to bring classic series and hit TV shows from CBS Television Distribution and Showtime Networks to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service, extending the already vast catalog of CBS content available for Prime members to instantly stream, and enjoy at no additional cost.

With this agreement, popular CBS and SHOWTIME series coming to Prime Instant Video for the first time include America’s Next Top Model, Everybody Loves Raymond, Jericho, The L Word, Undercover Boss and United States Of Tara, among others.    In addition, fan-favorite TV series such as Medium, The Tudors, the complete Star Trek franchise, I Love Lucy and more, will continue to be available for Prime members to stream, commercial-free at no additional cost on Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U, among other devices. To sign up for Amazon Prime, visit

“CBS was one of our earliest content partners for Prime Instant Video and our Prime customers have consistently told us how much they love having access to great CBS and SHOWTIME shows,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Adding a wider selection of great TV series, while extending our already popular selection of CBS programming, continues to make Prime an even better deal for customers – and we love that.”

“We’re very pleased to extend our relationship with Amazon and their Prime Instant Video service,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Licensing Offer for CBS Corporation.  “Clearly the appetite for CBS programming continues to be very healthy, and we look forward to continuing to reach and establish new fans through Amazon’s terrific platform.”

Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service recently announced it will be the exclusive online subscription home for the CBS summer series Under the Dome – produced by Steven Spielberg and based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name – which will give Amazon Prime members unlimited access to the TV series just four days after airing and will also be available for purchase and download to all Amazon customers exclusively on Amazon Instant Video. In addition, Amazon announced that Prime Instant Video will soon become the exclusive online subscription home PBS series, Downton Abbey. The Prime Instant Video library now features more than 36,000 movies and TV episodes including fan-favorite shows such as Downton Abbey, Fringe, and The West Wing and blockbuster movies including Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Rango and Transformers: Dark of the Moon

  • Bob

    No Mike and Molly stream available yet…

  • paul

    We just got prime about 4 months about worth it so amazing. So what 79 up front so much perks its like the movies and shows are a steal.

  • Corinne

    Sounds good. I still occasionally do mini-marathons of Medium, but on Netflix since I can’t seem to give it up.

    Hopefully, Amazon keeps it up and I’ll get a chance to drop Netflix.

  • enes

    I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee MEDIUM <3 one of the greatest shows of american tv !

  • Nick

    Medium was and always will be one of the best dramas ever created. Period.

  • JC

    I have both Netlfix and Amazon Instant Video but I’m thinking of dropping one of the services this year. But Amazon’s improvement to their video library doesn’t mean anything to me without subtitles. That was something Netflix did get right and should be emulated.

  • dvikib

    Medium is my favorite show so I’m excited. I still miss it!

    Amazon prime streaming videos are great.
    I’m just finishing catching up with season 1 and 2
    of Downton Abbey since I just got hooked on the
    current season. I have slow DSL and Amazon streams
    better than most web videos for me.

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