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Amazon has signed a deal with US TV network HBO to exclusively offer its shows on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

Customers of Amazon's streaming service will be able to watch 'The Sopranos', 'Six Feet Under', 'The Wire', 'Band of Brothers' and 'Deadwood' all exclusively, while Netflix customers are left twiddling their thumbs.

Amazon Prime Instant Video will also show older series of other HBO shows, including 'Girls', 'The Newsroom', and 'Veep'. It'll start showing HBO's content from May 21st.

You'll still be able to catch all these shows on HBO's own services and platforms.

HBO Go, the network's streaming service, is also coming to Fire TV, Amazon's new set-top box. This will give subscribers in the US access to more than 1,700 shows, films, sports events, documentaries, and films.

Amazon is yet to announce a release date for Fire TV in the UK.

"HBO has produced some of the most groundbreaking, beloved and award-winning shows in television history, with more than 115 Emmys amongst the assortment of shows coming to Prime members next month," said Brad Beale, director of content acquisition for Amazon.

"HBO original content is some of the most popular across Amazon Instant Video – our customers love watching these shows.

"Now Prime members can enjoy a collection of great HBO shows on an unlimited basis, at no additional cost to their Prime membership."



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