Amazon cuts deal with Fox to bring 11,000 new movies and TV shows to Prime subscribers, Netflix pens deal with Dreamworks
It seems that the biggest fallout of Netflix splitting itself into two different businesses is how other businesses have reacted. Even if it’s a smart move by Netflix that gets rid of its less profitable half, there’s blood in the water and Netflix doesn’t look so unstoppable anymore and everyone wants a piece. People are upping their game and the war for streaming movies is officially on.
Blockbuster and DirectTV recently hooked up to offer a really hefty version of Blockbuster’s streaming service to DirectTV customers and now today, Amazon quietly announced that it reached a deal with Fox to bring 11,000 new movies and TV shows to Amazon Prime customers.
I have big news for Amazon Prime members – we’ve just signed a deal with FOX to add a broad selection of movies and TV shows to our unlimited instant streaming service later this fall. The new additions from the FOX library include 24, Arrested Development, The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and – available on digital video for the first time – The Wonder Years. We now have deals with CBS, NBCUniversal, Sony, and Warner Bros, and adding FOX will bring the total to more than 11,000 movies and TV shows available for unlimited instant streaming.
And then earlier today, Netflix announced it had signed a deal with Dreamworks to bring their movies to the service by 2013. Why can’t we just have one service that lets us stream everything? Oh right, because entertainment companies are dickholes when it comes to streaming.