Amazon Ratchets Up Pressure on Hulu and Netflix With Deal to Stream CBS Shows

Jul 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Amazon is turning up the heat in its plan to take on Hulu and Netflix with a deal to stream CBS shows, including "Numb3rs" and "Medium," reports Bloomberg.

The non-exclusive agreement will allow members of Amazon’s Prime service to watch 2,000 CBS episodes, the story says. Amazon Prime provides members with free shipping for $79 per year. With the latest deal, Amazon.com offers more than 8,000 movies and TV shows online, while Netflix offers more than 20,000 movies and TV shows, the piece notes.

The pact could make it less likely that Amazon would consider buying Hulu, since it’s moving forward with its own deals with content providers. An Amazon representative didn’t return a call seeking comment.

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