Summary:

Deal brings the Aaron Sorkin-penned political drama The West Wing and the Fox sci-fi/fantasy series Fringe exclusively to members of Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service, as well as purchasers of its Kindle Fire tablet

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The West Wing is coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video. Fringe, too.

The Seattle-based online retailing giant on Friday announced a licensing deal with Warner Domestic Television to bring an unspecified number of Warner Bros.-produced shows to its subscription streaming video services.

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Three other series were noted in the deal: Dark Blue, Alcatraz and The Whole Truth.

Both The West Wing (an Aaron Sorkin-penned political drama starring Martin Sheen) and Fringe (a Fox sci-fi/fantasy series) will be available exclusively this summer, at least in terms of streaming, to Prime members and purchasers of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet.

“Bringing Fringe and The West Wing – two shows with a devoted fan base — to Prime Instant Video first, is another way for us to add value for Prime members and to continue to give customers content they love,” said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon.

With the deal, Amazon now has arrangements with every major supplier in Hollywood and now touts a Prime library of more than 18,000 movies and TV shows.

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