Prime Instant Video Adds Exclusive Subscription Streaming Access to Popular NBCUniversal Shows Covert Affairs, Defiance, Grimm,

  Prime Instant Video Adds Exclusive Subscription Streaming Access to Popular
  NBCUniversal Shows Covert Affairs, Defiance, Grimm, Hannibal and Suits

 Also as a part of the agreement with NBCUniversal, popular children’s shows
 including Curious George and Land Before Time will be available to customers
                        with Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- May 16, 2013

(NASDAQ:AMZN)— today announced an expanded content licensing
agreement with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution that will bring a
variety of popular programs to Prime Instant Video. Prime Instant Video offers
more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes for Prime members to stream on Kindle
Fire, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,
Wii and Wii U, among other connected TVs and devices – all at no additional
cost. To sign up for Amazon Prime, visit

Prime members will have exclusive unlimited subscription streaming access to
prior seasons of the following NBCUniversal shows:

  *NBC’s dark fantasy drama Grimm,  based on the collection of Grimm Fairy
    Tales, available today
  *USA Network’s legal drama Suits and serialized spy thriller Covert
    Affairs, available today
  *NBC’s new  psychological thriller Hannibal, based on the novels by Thomas
    Harris and produced by Gaumont International Television, available later
    this year
  *Syfy’s new futuristic sci-fi and drama series Defiance,  available early
    next year

In addition, today’s announcement will add several fan-favorite shows to Prime
Instant Video including NBC hit and Golden Globe nominated Smash, as well as
Syfy drama seriesAlphas, Eureka and Warehouse 13.  Also available are 
popular children’s programs including Curious George and Land Before Time,
which will both be available in Kindle FreeTime Unlimited,  the
all-you-can-eat content service that brings together all of the books, games,
apps, movies and TV shows kids and parents love.

“We listen carefully to our customers to find out which TV shows and movies
they find the most entertaining,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video
Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Our expanded agreement with NBCUniversal
gives Prime members access to even more exclusive content that they can stream
instantly, at no additional cost. Compelling shows like Covert Affairs,
Defiance, Grimm, Hannibal and Suits are big wins for our customers and we look
forward to adding more titles soon.”

“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Amazon by adding great
NBCUniversal content to Prime Instant Video,” said Frances Manfredi,
President, NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution. “With Amazon, we’re
giving our established viewers a chance to catch-up on what they missed while
simultaneously reaching and engaging new audiences who may not have seen these
great series on their premiering networks.”

About Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is the best bargain in the history of shopping. 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 shows 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 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
40,000 movies and TV episodes selected from the full assortment available at
Amazon Instant Video. Recently Amazon Studios, the original film and series
production arm of, debuted 14 Amazon Originals TV comedy and
children’s pilots exclusively on Amazon Instant Video for all Amazon customers
to watch and rate. Viewer feedback will help determine which series will go
into full-season production and become exclusively available to Amazon Prime
members once the full seasons are completed. To begin watching and reviewing

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About NBCUniversalCable & New Media Distribution:

The NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution division is responsible for
the sale and distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television
including digital distribution platforms within the U.S. and Canada.This
includes current television and film product as well as content from
NBCUniversal's vast library (Universal Pictures, Focus Features,
UniversalTelevision, Universal Cable Productions, NBC Late Night properties,
etc.) distributed in basic cable, pay cable and subscription video-on-demand
(SVOD) markets.Current off-network cable distribution programming includes
"30 Rock," "House,""Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit,""Monk," "The Office"and "Saturday Night
Live,"as well as Universal Pictures film content.The division is also
responsible for the sales of NBCUniversal contentto non-theatrical markets
including airlines worldwide.

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