Amazon yesterday took a major scalp in the streaming wars by signing a deal with HBO to bring many of its most beloved shows to their Amazon Prime streaming service. Subscribers of the online provider will be able to access shows like The Wire, The Sopranos and Six Feet Under in their entirety with newer shows like Girls and Veep becoming available in the future. Nothing under 3 years old will be made available as of yet and at time of writing, nothing has been mentioned regarding Game of Thrones.
As the Verge reports:
The new pact represents a significant shift for HBO, which has until now stuck close to cable companies and resisted streaming services like Netflix. It's a major win for Amazon any way you see it in the cutthroat atmosphere around licensing deals and exclusives.
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The first batch of HBO content will go up on May 21st