Amazon`s Prime Instant Video Named the Exclusive Online Subscription Home of FX Series Justified

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:00am EST

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Fan-favorite series The Shield will also join the Prime Instant Video catalog
for Amazon Prime members to instantly stream at no additional cost

Amazon recently announced that PBS favorite series Downton Abbey and the
anticipated summer series Under the Dome from CBS will soon be available
exclusively on Prime Instant Video
SEATTLE--(Business Wire)--
(NASDAQ:AMZN) -, Inc. today announced a content licensing agreement
with Sony Pictures Television, making Prime Instant Video the exclusive online
subscription home to the FX Network western crime drama Justified. The
award-winning and gritty series has been one of the most watched shows on Amazon
Instant Video, where customers can purchase and download episodes for $1.99
each, and will now be available to Prime members at no additional cost. In
addition, Prime Instant Video will add the critically-acclaimed inner-city Los
Angeles crime drama The Shield to its catalog. 

"Justified and The Shield are two fan-favorites on Amazon," said Brad Beale,
Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. "We`re consistently
looking for ways to make Prime even better - and one of the ways we`re doing
that is adding shows like these that we know customers love. Prime members have
tens of thousands of episodes of their favorite series like Downton Abbey,
Falling Skies, and now Justified and The Shield, to enjoy on hundreds of
devices, at no additional cost." 

"We have a great relationship with Amazon and we`re excited to give fans more
opportunities to view these two great dramas," said John Weiser, President of US
Distribution for Sony Pictures Television. "We know Amazon`s Prime Instant Video
service is the ideal platform for viewers to see their favorite episodes of
these critically acclaimed series and to also open the show up to new audiences
who we know will quickly get hooked on them." 

Earlier this month, Amazon and CBS announced an extension of their non-exclusive
licensing agreement, including the subscription debuts of The Amazing Race and
Undercover Boss, as well as a deal that will make Prime Instant Video the
exclusive subscription home for the anticipated series Under the Dome this
summer. Amazon also recently announced that Prime Instant Video will soon become
the exclusive online subscription home for PBS hit Downton Abbey. Prime Instant
Video offers more than 37,000 movies and TV episodes for Amazon Prime members to
stream, commercial free, at no additional cost on Kindle Fire, 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, visit 

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
37,000 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.
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pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front light for reading
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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
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MIMO for faster streaming and downloads, enough storage for HD content, and the
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with 4G wireless, and comes with a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE
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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
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