NBCUniversal Expands Licensing Deal With Amazon

Will add more content to Instant and Kindle

NBCUniversal will bring a broader range of content to Amazon Instant, TechCrunch reported.

The network has expanded its licensing deal with Amazon to include the shows Covert Affairs, Defiance, Grimm, Hannibal and Suits, as well as the Syfy programs Alphas, Eureka and Warehouse 13. NBCUniversal will also provide children's series for the Kindle FreeTime unlimited, including Curious George and the Land Before Time.

Amazon has been amping up its content offerings to compete with Hulu and Netflix. Prime members can stream more than 40,000 titles on a wide variety of platforms including iOS, Xbox, Wii (U) and Roku. The online retail giant is also developing its own TV set-top box.