Today, Amazon has announced that they have secured the streaming rights to eight seasons of the award winning series, 24. As part of a licensing agreement between Twentieth Century Fox, Amazon Instant Prime video streaming service will have the exclusive online streaming rights for all 192 episodes of the series. Amazon Prime members will also have access to the made for TV movie, 24: Redemption. This news coincides with the release of the new 24 series that is set to debut on May 5th, titled 24: Live Another Day. Amazon will also have exclusive streaming rights to the new series later this year.
The news of the exclusive rights to the series comes on the heels of an announcement last week that Netflix would be losing streaming rights to the acclaimed series. The fight for content has become a vital and key point for streaming services.
While Netflix has struggled to retain some of its streaming content, it has combated this by producing high quality original content like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Amazon, Hulu Plus, and other streaming services have also made efforts to increase original content in the midst of increasing costs of streaming rights. Despite Amazon's increase in pricing it has continued to add value to the subscription service that includes free two-day shipment options, discounted one day delivery, and access to the growing online streaming catalog.