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Amazon Scores Content Deal With Disney-ABC

Giving tablet shoppers another reason to consider the Kindle Fire, Amazon just announced a new licensing deal with Disney-ABC Television Group. Part of a larger effort to “bring the most popular TV shows and films to its Prime Instant Video service,” as The Next Web writes, the deal frees up content from ABC Studios, the Disney Channel, ABC Family and Marvel content to become available to Amazon Prime members.

Coming on the heels of a partnership between Amazon and PBS, the latest pact “sees the world’s biggest online retailer broker an agreement with Disney-ABC Domestic Television,” The Next Web writes. As such, Amazon Prime subscribers can now enjoy "Grey’s Anatomy," "Lost," a number of Marvel’s animated shows and popular children’s programs across a range of devices, including the new Kindle Fire -- when it is released in mid-November, that is.

The company’s media offering, The Next Web notes, is expected to include more than 13,000 titles by early next year, “further solidifying the retailer’s presence as a reputable TV and film streaming service in light of competition from Apple and other content distributors.”

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