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  1. Rickaren

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    CBS Picks Amazon

    07/28/2011


    If you’re a Hulu fan, you have probably noticed the conspicuous absence of any current CBS shows. It’s not too surprising, given that the owners of major rivals ABC (Walt Disney Co.), NBC (Comcast), and FOX (News Corp.) are Hulu’s owners. Now comes word that CBS has signed a deal with Amazon to offer about 2,000 full-length episodes to subscribers of Amazon’s Prime service. Amazon Prime is primarily a VIP customer service, with free two-day shipping on all eligible orders in return for a $79 per year subscription fee. As a fringe benefit, however, you get free access to Amazon’s library of streaming content.


    If you consider the fee as paying just for the video, however, it is just $6.59 a month which is nearly $1.50 less than the $7.99 charged by Netflix. Netflix does have a larger library, listed at about 20,000 compared with Amazon’s 8,000 titles, but this latest deal indicates that Amazon is looking to become a serious player in this market. Adding the CBS content could be a big step in that direction.
    Amazon’s deal with CBS is non-exclusive, which means that you could also see the same content appear on other services. If the sale of Hulu goes through, that could help make CBS more willing to license its content there as well. The new buyers may have enough cash to make that an attractive possibility.


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    I just upgraded to Amazon Prime for $39 for the year. One only has to have an .edu email address and the $79 price is cut in half to $39..

    Well worth it for $39..


    Just thought I would add this

    Kev
     
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    Rickaren New Member Staff Member

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    Great info! As a Amazon Prime member already paying $79 yearly, maybe I should consider going back to school! NO, but thanks for your Post.:)
     
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    Awesome even more reasons to go Prime..

    Kev
     

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