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Prime Instant Video Becomes the Exclusive Subscription Streaming Home for 24
Prime members can access all eight seasons of the iconic, high-octane action saga, 24, in advance of the highly anticipated world premiere of 24: Live Another Day on May 5 onFOX
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2014-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that as part of its licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Prime Instant Video is now the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming all 192 episodes of the award-winning series 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland as heroic agent Jack Bauer.
Prime members can access all eight seasons of the groundbreaking political thriller and 24: Redemption, a TV movie based on the series, in advance of the eagerly awaited 24: Live Another Day, which will premiere on FOX on May 5. Prime Instant Video will also be the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming 24: Live Another Day later this year. Those who are not already members of Amazon Prime can sign up at www.amazon.com/primeinstantvideo.
During its eight seasons, 24 chronicled Jack Bauer’s race against the clock to thwart political assassination attempts and multiple terror plots, with each season taking place within one 24-hour period. The series won a Golden Globe for Best Television Drama and a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series; Kiefer Sutherland also won a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy for his performance. Sutherland, co-star Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O’Brian), producer Howard Gordon (Homeland), writers Evan Katz and Many Cato and director Jon Cassar reunite for the suspenseful 12-episode event, 24: Live Another Day. Set and shot in London, the series picks up four years after we last saw Jack, who was then a fugitive from justice. Now in exile, he is nevertheless willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster.
“24 has been extremely popular with Amazon customers over the years,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Whether they are hard-coreJack Bauer fans or just discovering the series for the first time, Prime members are going to love catching up on the previous seasons of 24 as well as 24: Live Another Day.”
24: Live Another Day will bring back the groundbreaking real-time format of the original show, complete with split screens and multiple storylines. The event series, featuring an all-star cast that includes Benjamin Bratt, Yvonne Strahovski, Kim Raver, William Devane, Tate Donovan and Michelle Fairley.
Prime Instant Video Exclusives
Prime Instant Video is the exclusive online-only subscription home for a large and constantly-expanding selection of hit series, making it the go-to destination for Prime members who want to stay up to date on their favorite shows. Popular choices for catch-up viewing include PBS series Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge, FX dramas The Americans andJustified, as well as Orphan Black, Falling Skies, Hannibal, Grimm, Workaholics, Suits, Covert Affairs and Teen Wolf. Other hit TV series exclusives include 24, Veronica Mars,CBS summer blockbuster series Under the Dome and later this summer, Extant. Prime Instant Video also offers an exclusive collection of kids shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. that customers won’t find on any other online-only subscription service, including favorites like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Blue’s Clues, and The Bubble Guppies. Airing now, Amazon’s first original series Alpha House and Betas can be found exclusively on Prime Instant Video as well.
Customers can enjoy Prime Instant Videos on hundreds of compatible Amazon Instant Video devices including Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation and the Wii. Prime Instant Video is the only U.S. online subscription streaming service that enables offline viewing—on a plane, on vacation, and anywhere else where you may not have Wi-Fi. Customers can download tens of thousands of Prime Instant Videos to their new Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HDX.
About Amazon Instant Video
Amazon Instant Video is a digital video streaming and download service that offers Amazon customers the ability to rent, purchase or subscribe to a huge catalog of videos. Customers can choose from more than 150,000 titles to purchase or rent—movies range from new releases to classic favorites, and Amazon Instant Video offers major television shows, entire seasons, or even day after air TV. Prime Instant Video is Amazon’s video subscription offer—it includes tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes selected from the full assortment available at Amazon Instant Video.
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About 20th Century Fox Television Distribution
A unit of 21st Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is a global leader in the distribution of award-winning motion pictures, television programming and entertainment content across pay-TV, broadcast television and SVOD. Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution connects audiences around the world with premium content from the production divisions of Twentieth Century Fox Films, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX and FBC as well as other 21st Century Fox companies.