Amazon (s AMZN) has signed a licensing deal with A&E to make shows from the A&E, Bio, History and Lifetime channels available for streaming on Prime Instant Video, the company announced Friday. Netflix (s NFLX) lost streaming rights to many of those shows (800 hours’ worth) last September.
The Prime Instant Video website shows 446 A&E seasons available, largely reality shows like “Dance Moms,” “Hoarders,” “Project Runway,” “Storage Wars” and “Pawn Stars.” Most of them aren’t available through Netflix streaming, though Netflix retains some older Biography shows.
Amazon Prime Instant Video is available to Prime members who pay $79 a year for unlimited two-day shipping and other perks. The company says Prime Instant Video now includes over 33,000 movies and TV episodes, while Netflix has an estimated 60,000 streaming movies and episodes.