Amazon Adds Streaming Content With EPIX Deal

by Christopher Freeburn | September 4, 2012 1:12 pm

Amazon Adds Streaming Content With EPIX Deal

Visitors to Amazon‘s (NASDAQ:AMZN[1]) website on Tuesday were greeted with a note from the company announcing a deal with the EPIX cable channel that will bring new movies and TV shows to its Amazon Prime streaming service[2].

Amazon’s gain is Netflix‘s (NASDAQ:NFLX[3]) loss. EPIX recently ended its streaming deal with the DVD-by-mail and streaming company.

Shares of Amazon fell more than 1% in Tuesday afternoon trading, while Netflix shares dropped more than 6%.

The Internet retailing giant has been seeking deals with media content providers[4], including Time Warners’ (NYSE:TWX[5]) Warner Brothers and Comcast’s (NASDAQ:CMCSA[6]) NBC Universal, in recent months to increase its Prime offerings against Netflix’s catalog of streaming content.

That expansion has come at the expense of overall profits. Amazon reported second-quarter earnings[7] that tumbled 96% due to higher expenses.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB[8]), MGM and Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF[9]).

Endnotes:
  1. AMZN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMZN
  2. that will bring new movies and TV shows to its Amazon Prime streaming service: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/amazon-reaches-content-deal-with-epix-2012-09-04-104852326
  3. NFLX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NFLX
  4. has been seeking deals with media content providers: http://investorplace.com/2012/08/amazon-deal-expands-streaming-selections/
  5. TWX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TWX
  6. CMCSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMCSA
  7. reported second-quarter earnings: http://investorplace.com/2012/07/amazon-posts-not-so-hot-q2-profits/
  8. VIAB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=VIAB
  9. LGF: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=LGF

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