Amazon and CBS Corp. just made the announcement that there’s a content licensing agreement for Under the Dome. The agreement establishes an SVOD, an in-season, online subscription-video-on-demand kind of service.
Amazon Prime members will have unlimited access to series episodes four days after the broadcast at no additional cost and will be available for purchase on Amazon Instant Video.
Under the Dome takes place in a small New England town that is suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by transparent dome. It’s based off Stephen King’s best-selling 2009 novel.
MORE: Production set up in Wilmington
Brad Beale, the Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon, says it’s exciting to add a current season major network TV series to the PIV library. It “enables us to increase our exclusive selection of great TV shows and give customers access how, when and where they want to watch it.”
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The TV series is based on a Stephen King novel and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. The series has set up production in Wilmington, NC, and it will premiere on CBS in June.
Just last week, Amazon announced that Prime Instant Video will soon become the exclusive online subscription home for PBS’ hit show Downton Abbey. The PIV video library now claims to have more than 36,000 movies and TV episodes.