Amazon.com has struck a deal with NBCUniversal to add part of Universal Pictures’ film library to its streaming video service, ratcheting up Amazon’s challenge to Netflix, reports The New York Times.
Amazon wants to build a library of video for a tablet computer that it’s developing, the story notes. With the deal, Amazon will gain nonexclusive access to movies such as "Babe" and "Billy Elliott.”
The deal comes after Amazon last week announced a similar deal with CBS, giving it older shows such as "Medium," the story says. The content is available through Amazon Prime, its $79-per-year membership that also provides free two-day shipping to members.