Amazon has announced that it has agreed to a non-exclusive deal with CBS to allow the streaming of its video content on the Amazon shopping website. The deal specifically benefits those who sign up to Amazon with a Prime subscription, given that they will be able to instantly stream the content for free. Specific financial details were unsurprisingly not disclosed however.
According to the press release from CBS, the deal will enable subscribers to instantly watch around 2000 additional videos that will bring Amazon's streaming library to around 8000 movies and television shows overall. With the addition of CBS programming, this means that those who are fans of various popular TV shows such as "Frasier", "Star Trek" and "The Tudors" will be able to find full seasons of them on the Amazon marketplace.
CBS President, Leslie Moonves, was quite pleased with the deal and mentioned that "Amazon has created one of the most popular consumer marketplaces in the world," later stating "[the] new agreement represents another meaningful way for us to realize incremental value for CBS's content."
The news of the deal comes as no surprise as Amazon prepares to enter the tablet market. This deal will help to expand Amazon's media offerings to help it compete more effectively against Apple and other content based companies.