Amazon and CBS Corporation Announce Content Licensing Agreement for Prime Instant Video To Be Exclusive Online Subscription Home

  Amazon and CBS Corporation Announce Content Licensing Agreement for Prime
  Instant Video To Be Exclusive Online Subscription Home for CBS’s Under the

 New TV series based on Stephen King novel and produced by Steven Spielberg’s
       Amblin Television to premiere on CBS Television Network in June

 Amazon Prime members will have unlimited access to series episodes just four
 days after broadcast and Under the Dome will also be available for purchase
               and download exclusively on Amazon Instant Video

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES & SEATTLE -- February 11, 2013

CBS Corporation and, Inc. announced today a content licensing
agreement for the new CBS television series Under the Dome, establishing an
in-season, online subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) window for the show on
Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service. Prime Instant Video will be the
exclusive online subscription home for Under the Dome.

The serialized drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, based on
Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name, will premiere on the CBS
Television Network on June 24, 2013.

Amazon Prime members will have unlimited streaming of all the series’ episodes
four days after their initial broadcast on CBS, at no additional cost, and
will be able to enjoy them on hundreds of compatible Amazon Instant Video
devices including Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox 360,
PlayStation 3 and the Wii U gaming console. Episodes of Under the Dome will
also be available for purchase and download exclusively at Amazon Instant
Video (

Under the Dome tells the story of a small New England town that is suddenly
and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous
transparent dome. Under the Dome earned widespread critical acclaim and #1
best-seller status when it was first published by Simon & Schuster's Scribner
in 2009 and was an bestseller in both Books and Kindle Books in

“Amazon has the distinct combination of having a terrific video service with a
huge fan base among their customers for Stephen King’s book, making them the
perfect partner for this summer programming event,” said Scott Koondel, Chief
Corporate Content Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation. “With this innovative
agreement, we’re giving fans more options to watch and stay current with this
serialized series, and doing so in a way that protects the Television
Network’s C3 advertising window.”

“With creative forces of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television
behind Under the Dome, we think our customers will love this new show and
we’re excited to be able to offer this highly-anticipated series at no
additional cost to Prime members,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video
Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Adding a current season major network TV
series like Under the Dome to the Prime Instant Video library so shortly after
its live airing enables us to increase our exclusive selection of great TV
shows and give customers access how, when and where they want to watch it.”

Just last week, Amazon announced that Prime Instant Video will soon become the
exclusive online subscription home for PBS hit 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, for Amazon 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,

Under the Dome is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey,
Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the television
adaptation, will serve as executive producers. Acclaimed director Niels Arden
Oplev will direct the first episode.

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 subscription offer—it includes more than
36,000 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 hundreds 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.

About, 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
Selection., Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company,
where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online,
and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in
categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads;
Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel,
Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto &
Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with
access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of
business. Kindle Paperwhite is the most-advanced e-reader ever constructed
with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front
light for reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long battery life, and a
thin and light design. The new latest generation Kindle, the lightest and
smallest Kindle, now features new, improved fonts and faster page turns.
Kindle Fire HD features a stunning custom high-definition display, exclusive
Dolby audio with dual stereo speakers, high-end, laptop-grade Wi-Fi with
dual-band support, dual-antennas and MIMO for faster streaming and downloads,
enough storage for HD content, and the latest generation processor and
graphics engine—and it is available in two display sizes—7” and 8.9”. The
large-screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with 4G wireless, and comes with
a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE data package. The all-new Kindle
Fire features a 20% faster processor, 40% faster performance, twice the
memory, and longer battery life.

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About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and
distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to
audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date
back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate
on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in
the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content,
making its brand – “the Eye” – one of the most recognized in business. The
Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment,
including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and
interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS
Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner
Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian
Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor,
CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Interactive, CBS
Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia. For
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