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Here TV Launches SVOD Service on Amazon Prime

LGBT-focused offering sells for $7.99 per month 5/11/2016 2:15 PM Eastern

Here TV, the premium LGBT television network, has launched a subscription OTT service for  Amazon Video Prime subs that sells for $7.99 per month following a 14-day free trial.

 

Titles from Here TV’s library offered via the SVOD service for Amazon Prime members include the network’s first original comedy series, From Here On Out; vampire thriller The Lair; and Modd Couples, an original game show hosted by David Millbern. Subs will also get access to films such as Departures and documentaries that include 30 Years From Here, A World of Dreams: Voices from the OUT100.

 

Here TV joins a growing number of OTT providers to join Amazon’s Streaming Partners Program, a service launched late last year that handles elements such as subscriber acquisition, billing (using the subscriber’s credit cards that are on file with Amazon), customer service, content delivery via Amazon’s streaming infrastructure, and device compatibility management.

 

“We’re ecstatic that Here TV’s award-winning collection of LGBT films and series are now available as a monthly subscription on Amazon Video,” John Mongiardo, SVP of Programming and Broadcast Operations at Here TV, said in a statement. “The offering makes Here TV content available to a highly engaged streaming audience in an easy to use manner for customers.”

 

“The way people watch TV is changing, and customers want easier access to their favorite shows, regardless of device or subscription,” added Richard Au, Director, Content Acquisition, Amazon Video Channels. “We’re thrilled that Amazon Prime members will now have the option to subscribe to Here TV on Amazon Video and view all the great premium content they have to offer.”

 

Here TV also offers programing on other OTT platforms, including YouTube Premium and Hulu, and recently partnered with Vimeo on an initiative to spotlight the work of LGBT filmmakers. 

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