CBS, Amazon Partner for Summer Streaming

By Karen Fratti Comment

EXTANTCBS and Amazon announced a multi-year agreement today that will give Amazon Prime exclusive streaming rights to three CBS summer shows, like they did with Under the Dome and Extant this past year. A new show called Brain Dead, from creators Michelle and Robert King, will be the first to be available on the video service next summer. Viewers will be able to download and stream episodes just after its broadcast. Brad Beale, Amazon vice president of digital video content acquisition, says that:

Prime members have loved having access to series like Under the Dome and Extant just four days after broadcast, and we’re excited to continue to offer in-season availability of more great CBS summer series over the next three years.We are also always working to ensure our Prime members have the best selection, and we know they will continue to enjoy unlimited access to a wide array of CBS titles to binge-watch anytime, anywhere.

This is all a great way to allow cord cutters to watch shows in season, but it looks like CBS is saving the good stuff, like the Good Wife, for people who want to sign up for CBS All Access, which lets you watch live and on demand programming for $5.99. The agreement with Amazon today does extend other CBS and Showtime content to the Prime library, such as Medium, The Tudors, The L Word, the original Twin Peaks series, America’s Next Top Model, I Love Lucy, Penn & Teller, The Amazing Race, MacGyver, Brotherhood and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.