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Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO




SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon prime members some classic TV like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire."

Financial terms were not disclosed Wednesday.

Prior seasons of other HBO programs - like "Girls" and "Veep" - will become available about three years after airing on HBO.

The first batch of shows will be available on Prime Instant Video starting on May 21.

Early seasons of "Boardwalk Empire" and "True Blood" are also being made available.

The companies also say that HBO's streaming service Go will likely being offered on Amazon's Fire TV by year's end.

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petpetdon April 23 2014 at 10:40 AM

Cable is dying a slow death. Why? Because they have raised their rates for crap programming every year. It might sound good to offer 200 channels but in reality no one watches 98% of them. Ding dong, cable's dead.

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samyots April 23 2014 at 10:44 AM

I am sad to see true blood have it last season.

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hanlon1212 April 23 2014 at 12:40 PM

Deadwood and True Blood would be nice.

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hanlon1212 April 23 2014 at 12:41 PM

Funny how I can comment here , but my political comments are being censored .

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mbmakoski April 23 2014 at 5:59 PM

Along with the Sopranos, I'd like to see OZ and Six Feet Under again...

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PAMELA S April 23 2014 at 3:15 PM

HBO....PLEASE BRING THE SOPRANOS BACK, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY EVENING, 8:00 pm est.

YOU SAID THAT JAMES GANDOFINO, WILL AND WOULD NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.........HBO.

WE DON'T AND WON'T FOR GET HIM EITHER, HBO.....

Thank you,

Pamela S.

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katdon April 23 2014 at 12:00 PM

Good news.

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Patricia April 23 2014 at 2:41 PM

Re D. Trump: WHAT A BUFFOON!!!!!

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DEEBOS-DEED April 23 2014 at 6:59 PM

I would love to see oz sopranos and medowlands wow that would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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