Amazon Instant Video Nabs Big Blockbusters

Because Netflix let its exclusive deal with Epix expire
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2012 11:39 AM CDT
"The Avengers" is one of the new movies coming to Amazon Prime.   (AP Photo/Disney, Zade Rosenthal, file)

(Newser) – Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service is getting a shot in the arm, with a slate of blockbusters that include The Avengers, Hunger Games, Super 8, and more, in a deal that signals trouble for Netflix. The movies are all coming thanks to a new deal with Epix, a Viacom/Lionsgate/MGM joint venture that used to distribute exclusively to Netflix, the Hollywood Reporter notes. Netflix had signaled that it would let its exclusive deal run out, but the Amazon deal represents a final confirmation. (Read more Amazon Prime stories.)

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