Amazon today announced
that it has struck a licensing deal with Warner Bros. Domestic
Television Distribution to bring more TV shows to its Prime Instant
Video catalog. Among these new shows are The West Wing, Fringe, Dark Blue, Alcatraz and The Whole Truth. According to Amazon, both Fringe and The West Wing
will be available exclusively on Prime Instant Video for the summer. In
total, Amazon’s subscription video streaming service now feature about
18,000 movies and TV episodes. With Amazon Instant Video, the company
also features about 120,000 titles that users can purchase or rent.
Prime Instant Video is mostly meant as an extra perk for subscribers
to Amazon’s $79/year two-day shipping service. In addition to “free”
access to the streaming video library, users also get to borrow books
for their Kindle devices.