CBS, Amazon Deal on Streaming Window for "Under The Dome"
CBS and Amazon on Monday morning announced a content licensing deal for the network’s upcoming “Under the Dome” series, based on the Stephen King novel.
Amazon Prime subscribers will have unlimited streaming access to episodes of the series, on a variety of devices, four days after they are broadcast over the air. That four day delay lets CBS get an unfettered three day ratings window for viewers who DVR the episodes.
The series, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS, debuts on June 24.
Episodes will also be available for purchase and download exclusively at Amazon Instant Video.
Last week, Amazon announced that its Prime Instant Video will be the exclusive online subscription home for the PBS hit "Downton Abbey." .
‘Under the Dome” tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and mysteriously covered by a transparent dome and cut off from the outside world. The book version was a best-seller on various lists when it was published in 2009.