Just 10 days after Amazons’ announcement that they have secured the streaming rights for much loved British drama Downton Abbey, it looks like they have nailed another exclusive content deal.
CBS Corporation and Amazon Inc have today revealed that Amazon Prime Instant Video have won the rights to stream the upcoming drama “Under The Dome” just 4 days after each episode airs on CBS. The episodes will also be available to stream on CBS.com, but only for 3 days after airing.
The series is produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, and is based on a 2009 Stephen King novel of the same name, about a small New England town that is suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an giant transparent dome.
Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation said
“Amazon has the distinct combination of having a terrific video service with a huge fan base among their customers for Stephen King’s book, making them the perfect partner for this summer programming event. With this innovative agreement, we’re giving fans more options to watch and stay current with this serialized series, and doing so in a way that protects the Television Network’s C3 advertising window.”
The Prime Instant Video library now features more than 36,000 movies and TV episodes including shows such as Downton Abbey, Fringe, The West Wing and movies including Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Rango and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
“Under The Dome” is set to premiere on CBS on June 24th.