Amazon Prime has acquired rights to stream the recently completed first season of USA drama Mr. Robot.
The critically acclaimed series is produced by Universal Cable Productions, like USA, part of Comcast’s NBCUniversal division.
Terms were not disclosed.
The practice of traditional networks selling shows to over-the-top streaming video services is controversial because it appears to contribute to lower TV ratings and makes viewers accustomed to low-commercial or commercial free environments. Which means the revenues the deal generate now could hurt the business in the long term while building up a competitor.
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