Amazon and CBS Announce Expanded Content Licensing Agreement

  Amazon and CBS Announce Expanded Content Licensing Agreement

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

Business Wire

NEW YORK & SEATTLE -- February 13, 2013

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, Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox 360,
PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U, among other devices. To sign up for Amazon

“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 Officer
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 for 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.

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation 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 Studios International, CBS Global Distribution Group,
CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and
CBS EcoMedia. For more information, log on to

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 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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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 and data 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 affect's financial results is included in'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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