Disney Strikes Streaming Deals with Amazon and Netflix

Posted by at 10:26 am on October 31, 2011

Disney and ABC, its TV division, on Monday recommitted themselves to Internet video Monday with separate deals for Amazon Instant Video and Netflix. Both deals give it access to all prior seasons of both active and recently ended shows as well as back catalog access. Amazon’s deal gives it both access to on-demand Instant Video as well as unlimited access for Prime subscribers.

Neither deal includes exclusives.

Amazon’s agreement comes just two weeks before the Kindle Fire ships and is key to filling out the Android tablet’s role as a video player. Every buyer gets a month of trial access to Amazon Prime​ as an incentive to try its video service, and more content is both likely to drive the $79 subscriptions as well as keep customers using the Kindle Fire.

More than 13,000 videos should be on Prime by the start of 2012.

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