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HBO Hits Netflix Hard! Signs Deal To Exclusively Stream Shows On Amazon Prime!

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It's not TV. And for a few more years, it's not Netflix either!

HBO has signed an exclusive deal with Netflix competitor Amazon Prime. The streaming service will be the only (legal) place on the Internet to offer full series runs of The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, and more classic HBO shows.

Perhaps more importantly, Amazon will also be the first to offer new hits Girls, Veep, and The Newsroom, available three years after their initial air date- meaning we get the first few seasons of True Blood right now!

This is great news for Amazon, whose new Fire TV platform will also host HBO GO! It's less than great for Netflix, whose shares have already dropped 2.7% just from the announcement! Ouch!

You can binge all your HBO faves starting on May 21st!

You know, unless you only have Netflix.

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Netflix To Feature Their Own Original Series!

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Uh oh, Amazon Prime & Redbox and maybe even cable networks! Looks like Netflix means business.

Netflix has just outbid HBO and AMC for House of Cards, an original series directed by The Social Network's David Fincher, which will star Kevin Spacey, and is being executive produced by the duo.

Negotiations are still underway, but it appears that Netflix will be the exclusive home for the 26-episode season, which will cost the company over $100 million.

The show was written by former Conservative Party chief of staff Michael Dobbs, and it's a political thriller which is "set at the end of Margaret Thatcher's tenure as prime minister and follows a British politician with his eye on the top job."

This is quite a move for Netflix! And given the fact that The Social Network's David Fincher is attached to the project, we could see where A LOT of people will want to check out the show.

Should be inneresting to see how this affects their business.

Would you be more inclined to sign up for Netflix with the addition of original series'?

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Amazon Vs. Netflix

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It's on!

Back in October, we learned that Redbox was planning on taking on Netflix, with their own disc-free rental service.

Now, it looks like Amazon has entered the digital rental service game as well.

If all goes according to plan, their new service will provide Amazon Prime members with "unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows."

Hmm…well Amazon Prime costs $79/year, which ends up being cheaper than a Netflix subscription, BUT will the quality of the content live up to Netflix?

We're thinking this is a cool perk for Amazon Prime members, but def not a Netflix-killer.

Team Netflix? Team Amazon? Team Redbox?

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