Turner Grants Licensing Rights for TNT’s Falling Skies (Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood) and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Grants Rights for TNT Series The Closer (Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Tenney)
SEATTLE, Dec. X, 2012—(BUSINESS WIRE) — (NASDAQ: AMZN) —Amazon.com, Inc. today announced exclusive content licensing agreements with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to add the epic TNT drama series Falling Skies and the Warner Bros. Television-produced TNT series The Closer to its Prime Instant Video catalog, giving Prime members instant access to these titles at no additional cost. Fans will be able to enjoy all seven seasons of The Closer and the current as well as future seasons of Falling Skies on Prime Instant Video.
Prime Instant Video now features more than 30,000 movies and TV episodes for Amazon Prime members to stream instantly on Kindle Fire HD or any of the hundreds of compatible Amazon Instant Video devices, including iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the Wii U. To start watching Prime Instant Video, visit www.amazon.com/PIV.
“Today’s agreements with TNT and Warner Bros. Domestic TV add two great TV series to Prime Instant Video,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Falling Skies and The Closer are some of Turner’s most-watched and highly talked about series and we’re happy to offer them exclusively for Prime members to enjoy. Amazon Prime just got even better.”
“We are pleased to offer Falling Skies to Amazon Prime members,” said Deborah K. Bradley, Senior Vice President of Program Acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting. “Subscription-on-demand services continue to grow in the consumer marketplace, and this deal represents a way to help expand our viewership from TV Everywhere and introduce a wider audience to this hit series.”
“Amazon has proven to be a terrific distribution platform for our popular television titles and we are confident thatThe Closer will also meet with that same success,” said Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “There will be 109 episodes of this riveting drama available for fans to enjoy for the very first time or to rewatch their favorite episodes from TNT.”
Falling Skies, which ranked this year as basic cable’s #1 summer drama with key demos, tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader in this gripping series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
TNT’s Warner Bros. Television-produced series The Closer is the only show in basic cable history to rank #1 for five consecutive years. Emmy-winner Kyra Sedgwick stars as Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, whose impeccable investigative and interrogation skills have resulted in countless confessions and convictions.