Amazon Prime Instant Video snags Hannibal and more as on-demand wars heat up

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Amazon has been operating its popular Prime Instant Video streaming service for its Prime subscribers for a long time. Like other streaming media providers, Amazon is always out add new content to its lineup. Amazon has announced that it will be adding exclusive subscription streaming access to popular NBCUniversal television shows.

Among the shows that Amazon will add as part of its agreement are shows from USA Network including Covert Affairs and Suits. The agreement will also see the new SyFy show Defiance and two NBC programs, including Grimm and Hannibal, are coming to the streaming service. The shows won't all show up at the same time.

Grimm, which is based on the collection of Grimm Fairy Tales, is available as of today. Both of the USA Network shows, Suits and Covert Affairs, are available today as well. NBC's new show Hannibal will be available later this year. Syfy channel's Defiance won't show up until early next year.

Amazon says shows that are exclusive to its streaming service will offer access to prior season episodes. That would seem to indicate new episodes won't be coming straightway. Along with the programs already mentioned, the deal also brings access to several other popular series.

Syfy's Alphas, Eureka, and Warehouse 13 are also coming to Prime Instant Video. The service will also gets a new children's shows including Curious George and The Land Before. Both of the children's programs will be available in the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited content service.

SOURCE: Amazon