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This article was published on May 23, 2012

Run, Forrest, Run! Paramount deal brings hundreds of new videos to Amazon Prime Instant Video

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Amazon has struck a deal with Paramount Pictures that will see hundreds of flicks being added to its Prime Instant Video subscription service.

The licensing agreement will bring movies like Forrest Gump, Mission: Impossible 3, Top Gun, The Italian Job, Braveheart and Clueless to Prime customers in the United States over the next three years, the company said in a statement.

Prime Instant Video lets customers watch more than 17,000 movies and TV episodes on their Kindle Fire or any device connected to Amazon Instant Video, including Sony’s PlayStation 3.

Unlike the ‘regular’ Amazon Instant Video offering, the special Prime subscription allows customers to stream as many videos as they like at no additional cost.

Earlier this year, Amazon inked deals with Discovery and Viacom. It also boasts licensing agreements with PBS and Disney-ABC Television Group.

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