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[07/11/14 - 01:04 PM]
"Extant," CBS' Highly Anticipated Summer Blockbuster, Arrives this Weekend on Prime Instant Video for Exclusive Premium Subscription Streaming
New fans can access Extant on hundreds of connected devices using their Prime membership beginning July 13.

[via press release from Amazon]

"Extant," CBS' Highly Anticipated Summer Blockbuster, Arrives this Weekend on Prime Instant Video for Exclusive Premium Subscription Streaming

Licensing deal gives Prime members exclusive access to Extant episodes just four days after their initial broadcast at no extra charge to their Prime membership

Extant also premieres in the U.K. exclusively on Prime Instant Video

SEATTLE -- Jul. 11, 2014 -- (NASDAQ:AMZN) - Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that sci-fi thriller Extant will debut this weekend on Prime Instant Video in the U.S., just four days after the series premiere on CBS. Under the terms of Amazon's content licensing agreement with CBS, Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive premium subscription streaming home for the summer blockbuster, with each episode available to Prime members just four days after it airs on CBS. New fans can access Extant on hundreds of connected devices using their Prime membership beginning July 13. Those who are not already members of Amazon Prime can sign up at www.amazon.com/primeinstantvideo.

From Amblin Television, Extant is a thrilling sci-fi drama starring Oscar-winner Halle Berry as an astronaut, Molly Woods, who returns home from a year in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son. The events following Woods' return home will ultimately change the course of human history with dramatic consequences for the entire planet.

Amazon entered a similar agreement with CBS last year for Under the Dome, which became Prime Instant Video's most-watched series of the summer and was television's number one summer series in viewers, averaging nearly 14 million viewers per week. Season two of Under the Dome follows the same model, with episodes available on Prime Instant Video just four days after they air on CBS.

"Judging from the customer response we got to Under the Dome last summer, we know Prime members are going to enjoy having access to Extant just four days after it airs on CBS," said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. "We love innovating on behalf of our customers and are fortunate to be able to collaborate with CBS to offer this unique model to Prime members."

"Last summer with Under the Dome, CBS and Amazon demonstrated how a broadcast network and premium streaming service can maximize the viewer experience while building a hit television show," said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation. "Using this proven model again for Extant, we're excited to offer TV viewers and Prime members another big event, summer series."

Extant also premiered in the U.K. exclusively on Prime Instant Video on July 10, the day after the U.S. premiere on CBS. New episodes will be available to stream each week, one day after their U.S. broadcast on CBS, in the U.K. exclusively on Prime Instant Video in high definition and on over 400 devices.

Prime Instant Video Exclusives

Prime Instant Video is the exclusive online-only subscription home for a large and constantly-expanding selection of hit series, making it the go-to destination for Prime members who want to stay up to date on their favorite shows. Popular choices include HBO classics The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome and Six Feet Under, recent HBO favorites Eastbound & Down, Enlightened and Flight of the Conchords, and select seasons of current HBO series True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and Treme. Other hit TV show exclusives include PBS series Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge, FX dramas The Americans and Justified, as well as 24, Orphan Black, Falling Skies, Hannibal, Grimm, Workaholics, Suits, Covert Affairs, Teen Wolf, Veronica Mars, CBS summer blockbuster series Under the Dome and now, Extant. Prime Instant Video also offers an exclusive collection of kids shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. that customers won't find on any other online-only subscription service, including favorites like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Blue's Clues, and The Bubble Guppies. Airing now, Amazon's first original series Alpha House and Betas and first original kids series Tumble Leaf can be found exclusively on Prime Instant Video as well.

Customers can enjoy Prime Instant Videos on hundreds of compatible Amazon Instant Video devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Fire phone, Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation and the Wii. Prime Instant Video is the only U.S. online subscription streaming service that enables offline viewing - on a plane, on vacation, and anywhere else where you may not have Wi-Fi. Customers can download tens of thousands of Prime Instant Video titles to their new Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HDX.

About Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video is a digital video streaming and download service that offers Amazon customers the ability to rent, purchase or subscribe to a huge catalog of videos. Customers can choose from more than 200,000 titles to purchase or rent - movies range from new releases to classic favorites, and Amazon Instant Video offers major television shows, entire seasons, or even day after air TV. Prime Instant Video is Amazon's video subscription offer - it includes tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes selected from the full assortment available at Amazon Instant Video.

About Amazon.com

Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.





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[10/01/14 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues Win Streak for NBC
The Peacock's reality franchise once again replicates its week ago numbers among adults 18-49.

[09/30/14 - 02:53 PM]
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ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/14 - 02:18 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 02:04 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 01:22 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 01:02 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 01:01 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 12:59 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 12:55 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 12:20 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 12:14 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 12:13 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 12:09 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 12:08 PM]
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[09/30/14 - 11:53 AM]
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