Netflix as online streaming kingpin? Fuhgettaboutit. Amazon Prime Instant Video has inked a deal to be the exclusive online-only subscription home for a vast array of HBO programming past and present.
As part of the landmark partnership, starting May 21, Amazon Prime members will have unlimited streaming access to all seasons of The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome, Six Feet Under, Oz (per EW.com), Eastbound & Down, Enlightened and Flight of the Conchords, plus select seasons of Boardwalk Empire, Treme and True Blood.
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Miniseries such as Angels in America, Band of Brothers, John Adams, The Pacific and Parade’s End are also part of the deal, as are original movies (like Game Change, Too Big To Fail and You Don’t Know Jack), numerous documentaries and original comedy specials.
Episodes of more recently debuted HBO fare including Girls, The Newsroom and Veep will become available on Amazon Prime approximately three years after airing on cable.
Not mentioned within the sprawling press release: Sex and the City, Entourage, Game of Thrones and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
In addition, HBO GO — the pay cabler’s authenticated streaming service — will become available on Amazon’s Fire TV service by year’s end.