Amazon Announces Exclusive Prime Instant Video Licensing Agreements with Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. Domestic

  Amazon Announces Exclusive Prime Instant Video Licensing Agreements with
  Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for
  Two of TNT's Hit Series

   Turner Grants Licensing Rights for TNT’s Falling Skies (Noah Wyle, Moon
 Bloodgood) and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Grants Rights for TNT Series
                    The Closer (Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Tenney)

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- December 17, 2012

(NASDAQ: AMZN)—, Inc. today announcedan exclusivecontent
licensing agreement with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Warner Bros.
Domestic Television Distribution to add the epic TNT drama seriesFalling
Skiesand the Warner Bros. Television-produced TNTseriesThe Closerto its
Prime Instant Video catalog, giving Prime members instant access to these
titles at no additional cost. Fans will be able to enjoy all seven seasons
ofThe Closerand the current as well as future seasons ofFalling Skieson
Prime Instant Video.

Prime Instant Video now features more than 30,000 movies and TV episodes for
Amazon Prime members to stream instantly on Kindle Fire HD or any of the
hundreds of compatible Amazon Instant Video devices, including iPad, iPhone,
iPod touch, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the Wii U. To start watching
Prime Instant Video, visit

“Today’s agreements with TNT and Warner Bros. Domestic TV add two great TV
series to Prime Instant Video,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video
Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Falling SkiesandThe Closerare some of
Turner’s most-watched and highly talked about series and we’re happy to offer
them exclusively for Prime members to enjoy. Amazon Prime just got even

“We are pleased toofferFalling Skiesto Amazon Prime members,” said Deborah
K. Bradley, Senior Vice President of Program Acquisitions for Turner
Broadcasting. “Subscription-on-demand services continue to grow in the
consumer marketplace, and this deal represents a way to help expand our
viewership from TVEverywhereand introduce a wider audience to this hit

“Amazon has proven to be a terrific distribution platform for our popular
television titles and we are confident that The Closerwill alsomeet with
that same success,” said Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic
Television Distribution. “There will be 109 episodes of this riveting drama
available for fans to enjoy for the very first time or to rewatch their
favorite episodes from TNT.”

Falling Skies, which ranked this year as basic cable's #1 summer drama with
key demos, tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake
of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who
becomes an unlikely resistance leader in this gripping series from DreamWorks
Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg.

TNT’s Warner Bros. Television-produced seriesThe Closeris the only show in
basic cable history to rank #1 for five consecutive years. Emmy-winner Kyra
Sedgwick stars as Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, whose
impeccable investigative and interrogation skills have resulted in countless
confessions and convictions.

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 145,000 titles to
purchase or rent and content ranges from new release movies to classic
favorites, major television shows, entire seasons, or even day after air TV.
Prime Instant Video is Amazon’s video subscriptionoffer—it includes more than
30,000 movies and TV episodes selected from the full assortment available at
Amazon Instant Video. This subscription offer allows US Prime customers to
stream as many titles from Prime Instant Video as they like, at no additional

About Prime

Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $79 a year that offers
customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items including
books, home and garden products, electronics, video games, clothing, and much
more. Amazon Prime members also get access to unlimited instant streaming of
thousands of movies and TV episodes and access to tens of thousands of books
to borrow for free, as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates from a
Kindle device. Customers who receive free Prime shipping benefits through our
Amazon Student or Amazon Mom programs can upgrade to an annual paid membership
to receive Amazon Prime’s digital benefits., Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company,
where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online,
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About TNT

TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and
ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series
asRizzoli & Isles,Falling Skies,Dallas,Perception,Major Crimes,Franklin
& Bash, Leverage,Southlandand the upcomingMonday Mornings. The network also
features dramatic unscripted originals like the upcomingBoston's Finest,72
HoursandThe Hero. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas
likeCastle,The Mentalist,Bones,Supernatural,SmallvilleandLaw & Order;
primetime specials, such as theScreen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster
movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

About Turner Broadcasting

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs
branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media
environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

About Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD) is one of the leading
suppliers of entertainment programming to the domestic television marketplace,
distributing first-run syndicated series, off-network television programs and
theatrical motion pictures to local broadcast television stations, as well as
to pay, cable, digital, satellite and broadcast networks throughout the U.S.
WBDTD handles the domestic distribution of television series produced by
Warner Bros. Television, Telepictures Productions, Warner Bros. Animation and
Warner Horizon Television; selected HBO Independent Productions and the
Lorimar Television library; current feature films from Warner Bros. Pictures;
and the Studio’s unmatched motion picture library.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from
management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition,
management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential
fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal
proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality,
commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign
exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and
taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially
could's financial results is included's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.


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Karen Cassell, 404-885-4238
Warner Brothers
Robert Pietranton, 818-954-4556
Warner Brothers
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