NBCU strikes content deal with Amazon


The web presence of Amazon will grow via a deal with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution, allowing Amazon to increase the amount of movies available for streaming by members of its Amazon Prime service to 9,000. Universal Pictures movies will be offered on the Prime Instant Video service.

A number of Oscar winners will be added to the PIV catalog, such as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Elizabeth,” and “Gosford Park.” Children will get some titles, including “Babe,” “Flipper,” and “Jetsons – The Movie,” and other titles “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Notting Hill,” “Being John Malkovich”, “Fletch,” and “Billy Elliott.”

“We are very excited to offer Prime members popular Universal films at no additional cost,” said Cameron  Janes, director of Amazon Instant Video. “Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video.”

The deal comes on the heels of a similar arrangement with CBS.