NewTeevee reports that Amazon has signed a deal with Epix now that Netflix's exclusive streaming deal with Epix has ended.
EPIX, which includes a premium TV channel and video-on-demand service, is a joint venture from Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and Lionsgate. The agreement includes “new releases such as The Avengers, Iron Man 2, The Hunger Games, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Thor and Rango as well as popular favorites such as Kick Ass, Paranormal Activity 2, True Grit, The Lincoln Lawyer, and Justin Bieber Never Say Never. EPIX also brings original programming including comedy specials and concerts such as Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell and Usher: Live from London.”
Netflix stock took a hit when the news broke, as the news eliminated any doubt that Amazon is a serious streaming competitor for Netflix. I'm still wondering if Amazon will ever break out Prime Instant Video as a monthly subscription instead of a perk for $79 per year Amazon Prime Customers.