Haute 100 Update: Les Moonves of CBS Announces Licensing Agreement with Amazon

Amazon has quickly stepped up in the digital age as the one-stop shop online. In addition to its expansive online marketplace, Amazon Prime customers have recently been able to stream television shows and movies to their computers. Haute 100 Los Angeles member Les Moonves, President and CEO of CBS, has just announced a digital video licensing agreement with the online giant Amazon that will enable their Instant Video users able to stream dozens of CBS shows starting this summer.

“Amazon has created one of the most popular consumer marketplaces in the world, and we are very pleased to make these titles available to their Instant Video and Prime customers,” commented Moonves. “This new agreement represents another meaningful way for us to realize incremental value for CBS’s content.”

In accordance with the deal, Amazon will add 2,000 episodes their already vast library, growing their total number of Amazon Prime instant videos to 8,000 movies and television shows.

Although exact terms of the deal are undisclosed, it is known that Amazon Prime customers will be able to instantly watch a slew of shows from CBS’s vast collection, including full seasons of hits – both past and present – like “The Tudors,” Numb3rs,” “Medium,” “Frasier,” “Cheers,” and the entire “Star Trek” franchise, all at no additional cost to the membership.

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