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Amazon gets 20th Century Fox streaming rights

MUMBAI: Amazon has cut a deal with 20th Century Fox to stream Fox movies and TV shows on Amazon.com‘s instant streaming service, Amazon Prime. This follows just a day after Netflix announced its streaming arrangement with Dreamworks Animation.


The deal can add nearly 2,000 Fox titles to Amazon Prime‘s library, which can prove to be a huge advantage for the streaming service.


 
The titles will include popular TV shows "Arrested Development," "24," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "The X-Files," and "The Wonder Years" (which originally aired in the late 1980s and early 90s, and has previously been unavailable on digital video). Films included in the deal are Mrs. Doubtfire," "9 to 5" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."


Amazon.com director of Video Steve Oliver said that customers love the instant access to thousands of movie and TV favorites.


On Sunday, Dreamworks Animation shifted from HBO to Netflix becoming the first major Hollywood content supplier to opt for digital streaming over pay television. Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told The New York Times that "this is a game-changing deal."


Both Netflix and Amazon have denied unveiling the financial details of the deal.

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