'Amazon Channels' Pitches HBO and Cinemax Subscriptions

Offers HBO for $14.99/month, Cinemax for $9.99 to Amazon Prime subs
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Amazon Channels, an OTT offering that aggregates a broad selection of SVOD services, now lets Amazon Prime customers tack-on subscriptions to HBO and Cinemax. 

Amazon Channels, the rebrand of what used to be called the Amazon Streaming Partners Program, sells HBO for $14.99 per month, and Cinemax for $9.99 per month.

While those subscriptions are available without a traditional pay TV package, they still require a subscription to Amazon Prime. Prime members are also in line for a 30-day free trial.

Amazon, which launched the program about a year ago, said Amazon Channels now offers more than 80 subscription services, including Showtime, Starz, PBS Kids, Acorn TV and CuriosityStream.

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“HBO has produced some of the most groundbreaking, beloved and award-winning shows in television history. Their selection of blockbuster movies is unsurpassed, including hits like Batman vs. Superman, The Revenant, and Deadpool. And, our customers have been asking when all that wonderful content will be available on Amazon Channels,” Michael Paull, Vice President, Digital Video, Amazon,  said in a statement. 

“Prime members can now watch the latest episodes of the critically-acclaimed Westworld and Game of Thrones without the need for a cable subscription. We’re thrilled to work with HBO to bring their cutting-edge content to Amazon Prime members with Amazon Channels,” Michael Paull, Vice President, Digital Video, Amazon,  said in a statement.

HBO and Amazon have a streaming relationship that predates the Amazon Channels agreement. In 2014, they struck a licensing deal that brings HBO original series such as The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Veep and Big Love to Amazon Prime, though the service does not get access to newer episodes until well after their premiere on HBO.