Amazon expands licensing deal with PBS

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 26 at 11:10 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that it has expanded a licensing deal with PBS to let members of its Prime rewards program stream at no extra cost past seasons of PBS shows, including kids' programming.

Prime costs $79 per year and comes with free two-day shipping and lets members borrow e-books as well as watch movies and TV shows on computers, mobile devices and Internet-connected TVs.

Amazon said that the Prime instant video program will include shows such as "NOVA," ''Masterpiece" and Ken Burns documentaries. Kids' shows now include "Caillou," ''Arthur," and "Dinosaur Train."

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Shares of Amazon rose $5.35, or 2 percent, to $277.44 in midday trading. The stock has traded in the 52-week range of $212.61 and $284.72.

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