It’s no secret that Amazon is practically a virtual powerhouse when it comes to the services that it provides customers on the Internet. Now it seems the website is set to embark upon a new endeavor. Today it was announced that Amazon and Discovery Communications have signed a new streaming deal – one that seems to be identical to the one that Discovery signed with Netflix last year.
According to reports on Mashable, individuals that subscribe to Amazon’s $79-per-year Prime service will be granted access to prior seasons of shows from the Discovery Channel in addition to Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, TLC and the Science and Military Channel. These shows include, but are not limited to, Cake Boss, Whale Wars, Mythbusters, and Dirty Jobs. Furthermore, the content will be available for viewing through Amazon’s popular Kindle Fire, desktops and Internet-connected televisions.
Information found on Tech Crunch indicates that Amazon will now have over 17,000 titles available for streaming, and more than 120,000 available for rent or purchase through Amazon Instant Video. Bloomberg recently reported that the company now has three to five million Prime customers which is actually lower than the 10 million that some analysts had originally believed. So, what does this mean for Amazon?
That has yet to be revealed. Regardless, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of the company is optimistic.
Perhaps this new endeavor will keep Amazon in the game.
– Jaylen C.