Amazon has announced a licensing agreement which will see titles from ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series added to Prime Instant Video.
Amazon Instant Video is a digital video streaming and download service that lets users rent, buy or subscribe to a growing range of video content. Launched in April last year, Prime Instant Video is its video subscription service which, at the time of writing, makes more than 22,000 movies and TV shows available to stream. It’s free to those who subscribe to its 2-day shipping service Amazon Prime, charged at an annual rate.
ESPN 30 for 30 first broadcast in 2009, and it chronicles thirty stories from throughout the ESPN era, covering people, teams, events and other interesting stories since ESPN was founded in the late seventies.
“We’re continuing to grow our Prime Instant Video library to provide our Amazon Prime Members with all the content they want – from feature films, to hit TV episodes to documentaries, and everything in between,” says Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. “With the addition of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, film lovers and sports fans will have instant access to enjoy compelling sports stories from talented and thoughtful film makers including, ‘The U,’ ‘Pony Excess’ and ‘Winning Time.'”
Prime Instant Video is available for Kindle Fire, Roku, iPad, Xbox 360 and other connected devices, with the PlayStation 3 finally getting it back in April.
Amazon is really beginning to ramp up its media offering, having inked a deal to bring Paramount movies to Prime Instant back in May, followed by MGM the following month.
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