Amazon and Viacom reach multiyear licensing deal

Amazon and Viacom reach multiyear licensing deal

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: The new Amazon tablet called the Kindle Fire is displayed on September 28, 2011 in New York City. The Fire, which will be priced at $199, is an expanded version of the company?s Kindle e-reader that has 8GB of storage and WiFi. The Fire gives users access to streaming video, as well as e-books, apps and music, and has a Web browser. In addition to the Fire, Bezos introduced four new Kindles including a Kindle touch model. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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KMOV.com

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 4 at 11:30 AM

SEATTLE (AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. and Viacom Inc. are expanding a deal that will that will bring hundreds of shows from Viacom's Nickelodeon, MTV Comedy Central and other channels to Amazon's video steaming service.

   Financial terms were not disclosed.

   The multiyear deal comes just days after the expiration of New York-based Viacom's licensing deal with Netflix Inc. Netflix had been paying Viacom for the right to show a broad range of its programming, but the companies couldn't come to an agreement before the deal expired at the end of May.

   As part of the deal announced Tuesday, Amazon's Prime Instant Video service will now offer unlimited instant streaming access to children's shows such as "Bubble Guppies," along with MTV and Comedy Central shows like "Awkward," "Tosh.0" and "Workaholics."
 

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