Amazon will soon offer Prime Members the option to unlock additional non-Prime video content through network partnerships, reports Bloomberg, and corroborated by my sources. Customers will be able to subscribe to “major, well-known movie and TV channels” through Amazon to expand their Prime Video library. One could, hypothetically, add an AMC, USA, or Syfy subscription to have on-demand access to the network’s content. The result would be a cross between a streaming video service and a cable subscription.
Bloomberg reports this new offering could be made available as early as next month. I’ve heard inklings, through my own sources at Amazon, of some unknown new Amazon service expected to be announced during the first week of December, which will then make its way to the Fire TV early next year.
My sources tell me the launch is currently slated for December 3rd, but is not locked down, having changed from the 2nd to the 3rd just today. I’m told “many networks” are involved, from well known ones, to boutique collections of special interest content. The beauty of this service is, a niche collection of content that could never make it as a traditional cable network, due to its small audience, can and will be available through this new Prime video feature.