Amazon.com announced today a content licensing agreement with Scripps Network Interactive that will make episodes of their shows available on Amazon's Prime Instant Video. This includes many shows from the Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Travel Channel. From the Press release:
Starting today, Prime members will be able to instantly view hundreds of episodes of original programming, including Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day; Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations; Cupcake Wars; Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives; House Hunters and House Hunters International; Iron Chef America; Man v. Food; Selling New York and Selling LA; Throwdown With Bobby Flay; Chopped; Ghost Adventures; and Yard Crashers, among other popular shows across the networks. Many of the popular lifestyle programs from Scripps will also be available for purchase and download from Amazon Instant Video.Besides the shows listed above, when I looked on Amazon.com, I also saw Restaurant Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Pioneer Woman, Barefoot Contessa, and some Holiday specials. Most are free with an Amazon Prime membership.
“The Scripps family of networks – including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel – airs some of the highest-quality and most popular unscripted lifestyle programming on TV today,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We are excited to be the exclusive online-only subscription home for Scripps content and know our customers are going to love getting these great shows as part of Prime.”
This is the first online-only subscription distribution deal for Scripps Networks Interactive.